This will be added to as time permits to type more of the clippings.


Double funeral
The funerals of the late Dr S Luceretia King of Little Britain and the late William M. Lee of Philadelphia were held in Penn Hill Meeting-house, Lancaster County, at the same time last Thursday afternoon. There was speaking by Mary H. WAY of the Society of Friends, Rev. J.E. Deacon of Fulton M.E. Curcuit Rev William Barrows of the Oxford Baptist Church and Rev J.T. MacLean of Little Britain Presbyterian church. The meeting-house was crowed with friends of the dead who had assembled to pay their final tribute of respect. The internments were made in the burying ground adjoining the meeting-house two or three double funerals have been held at this place within recent years.


Mrs. Letitia H. Boyd of Fernglen, widow of the late George BOYD, has been granted a pension of$8 per month

Mary H. WAY of Oxford, a minister of the society of Friends, attended the funeral of Joseph SHOEMAKER last Friday

Mr LOGAN of Chester County, who contracted for the purchase of Fishing Creek Mills, owned by BROWN Brothers, and was expected to take possesion April 1, and transform the old grist Mill into a roller process, has not put in an apperance

Emeline T. SMITH, wife of the late George Smith of Fernglen died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Gardiner CRAWFORD,Sunday morning of paralysis, age about 72years.The funeral took place from the residence of her son Garritt, it being her late home, Wedensday noon, with internment in Drumore Friends burying ground.. she was the daughter of the late Isreal and Elizabeth Tennis of this township.She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Annie CRAWFORDof Perryville, two sons, Amos P. of Furniss and Gerritt Smith of Fernglen, Her husband George SMITH died February 12, 1898. She is survived by two sisters and three brothers Sarh Ann wife of the late Howard SMITH of Greene, Annie M. and Samuel of Furniss, Enos of Kansas and Benjamin F. TENNIS of Fernglen.


Barclay REYNOLDS, a prominent citizen of Cecil county Maryland dide at his home at Rising Sun on Saturday last, in his 80th yr. He had been failing for some time and his death resulted from the natural decline of his powers, accelarated, possibly by a kick by a horse last fall. He was a son of Taylor and Eliza Reynolds, deceased, and died in the house which he was born October 22, 1819, the farm beloning to the Reynolds family several generations.This family is one of the oldest in Cecil county, the progenitor, Benjamin Reynolds, recieving title for a large tract of land from William Penn, when 19 years of age Barclay began teaching school, and four years afterwards opened a store at Harrisville, where he continued in business for twelve years. He then went back to the home farm and remained upon it to the close of his life, except for two years, during which time he resided in Elkton, having been elected to the office of Sheriff of Cecil in 1857.Mr Reynolds cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison for president afterwards going from the old Whig to the new Republician party. For several years he was a school trustee for the sixth district, and had for the past forty years had been a director of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Cecil County. He was probably the oldest Odd Fellow in Maryland, having joined Excelsior Lodge at Rising Sun when it was organized. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and was a trustee at the time of his death.He was married to Miss Amanda C. Carter of Chester county, Pa. who, with his four childrenall grown survive him, Howard H. a farmer,Eugene A. a school teacher in Cecil county, Barclay A. of Philadelphia,Mrs. Sophia C. Reynolds, wife of Elmer Reynolds, near Oxford Pa.The son Charles died at his home in Wilmimgton on the 5th. Barclay Reynolds lead a long and useful life; being a man of good judgement his advise was sought by many. He was affable and friendly towards all, a kind neighbor, a good husband and father.

The funeral took place on Tuesday, when a large number of relatives, friends and neighbors assembled at the old homestead to show their respect and honor his burial. a touching incedent, when the "last look" of the face of the dead was being taken, was the arrival of scholars and teachers of the Rising Sun public schools and Friends normal school.marching in double file, passing into the room where the body lay and out another door.The burial was at West Nottingham Friends graveyard, addresses being made in the Meeting-house by Edwin Buffington, of Rising Sun, Mary Way of Oxford, and George Balderson of Colora, The ball bearers were John Stephen Reynolds,Jonathan Reynolds, Joseph T. Reynolds, Benjamin C. Reynolds, Joseph H. Lincoln, and Mr Tucker of Elkton.


Death of Evan P. Bailey
Evan P. Bailey a well known citizen died at his residece on forth street last Sunday evening. He had been ailing for about sixteen years with an affliction of the liver. resulting from a fever.Although able to engage in business most of the time he was a sufferer and spent much time and means in search of relief.He was finally confined to his room about four weeks ago and the disease assumed a dropsical form, which terminated fatally. The desceased was a member of the firm of Bailey & Wilson, the well known carriage and wagon builders of this place, and assisted in building up a large business.He learned the carriage business with Gregg & Bowe of Wilmington and was an expert woodworker and excellent draftsman, having taken lessons in this art while an apprentice. He was an intelligent, methodical and careful business man and through preseverance, industry, and correct habits of living made a success of his business.

The deceased was a son of Joel & Elizabeth (Pugh) Baily, both of whom are deceased , and was born in Londongrove township in 1847. After his schooling learning his trade and working for a timein Philadelphia, he removed with his mother to Oxford and in 1872 entered into partnership with Samuel W. Wilson in the carriage business as above stated. He married a daughter of the late William S. Harlan who died a few years afterwards. Mr Baily leaves one child a daughter of about 12 years.One of his step brothers is Joel J. Baily,a well-known wholesale merchant of Philadelphia. The deceased was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The funeral will take place on Wedensday.Burial at Little Elk Friends Graveyard.


Death of Jesse Yocum

Jesse YOCUM died last Saturday at his residance in Fulton township, Lancaster county, in the 61st year of his age. Deceased was a native of Belmont county , Ohio and was the fifth son of Thomas and Sarah Dewees Yocum. During his residence in Ohio he was engaged in carpentering and farming. He spent several years at the manufacture of shingles and sugar cane molasses in Morgan county Ohio. He was roadmaster of Penn township, Morgan county, for a number of years. In the fall of 1872 Mr. Yocum moved from Ohio to Fulton township since which time he has been engaged in farming. The hominy he manufactured for about tweleve years was of excellent quailty and had quite a reputation. Mr Yocum married Annie King, daughter of John & Mary KING

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Dr. E. HESTON removed last Friday from Rising Sun Md, to West Grove, this county.

Edward K. TAYLOR of Wakefield Lancaster County, has removed to the farm of his uncle George W. Taylor, New Garden Township, this county

Jacob T. WHITSON removes from the RUSSELL farm, Drumore township to the Mr. Taylor farm, Fulton Township. The recent purchaser of the Russell farm takes possession of it.

Adam GUSINGER for many years miller at Thomas Smedley's mill, has removed to J.B.AMBLER'S Goshen Mills

D.M.REYNOLDS has removed from the latter to Watkins Glen. Thomas SMEDLEY will superintend his own mill.

Benjamin McFADDIN moved on the 1st from Dr M.R. GRYDER'S farm near Fulton House Lancaster County, to the farm formerly owned by the late William GIBSON,Sr. in Little Britain township, purchased by C.C.Cauffman and Robert A. SCOTT.

Hezekiah BROWN of Coleraine township, Lancaster county, has removed to Upland Delaware county.


OXFORD PRESS Wedensday Aug 25, 1886

A surprise

Mary King of Fulton township, Lancaster county, reached her 81st birthday on the 21st inst., and the occation was embraced by one hundred and eighty friends and relatives who came from far and near to celebrate the important event. She was surprised but seemed much pleased to be remembered, taking each one by the hand as they came calling them by name and having a pleasant word for each.

Two letters from an absent nephew and niece William Wicks and Sophia W. Drennen, were read; one from Esther K. Haines; an essay by Luretta A. Kirk; an acrostic by Hannah Way of Cecil;a selection"growing old" was read by Levi K. Brown;and "The old fashion mother" by Allie Gregg; William Way of Cecil county spoke, and at the conclustion of the literary exercises a long table was spread upon the lawn and there beneath the shade, amid the perfume of lovely flowerswe partook of a bountiful repast. Quite a number of presents were left upon the centre table for "Auntie" to keep as momentoes of the day, as well as a rocker for her to sit in.L.A.K.


OXFORD PRESS Wedensday Aug 18, 1886

Family Reunion

The 72nd anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Eliza COATES of Lower Oxford was celebrated by her children and friends at her home near Glen Roy, on the 9th inst.Her four sons, daughter and three daughters in law andall the grandchildren ( about a dozen)were present. an excellent dinner was partaken of and the afternoon was spent in social intercourse, games and literary exercises. Howard and Granville Coates made speechesand Augustus Brosius delivered a well timed address. Remarks and congradulations were also given by James LYNCH and others. The day passed very pleasantly and none enjoyed it with greater zest than Mrs. Coates, who is a woman of much energy and firmness of character and is remarkably active both mentally and physically, for one of her years


OXFORD PRESS Wedensday Jan 12, 1887

The 70th Birthday of Isaac Bradley was not allowed to pass unnoticed by a number of his friends Tuesday of last week, They assembled at Mr. Bradley's home near Wakefield, Lancaster county and did honor to the event. Some of his lady friends condoled with him on his state of "single blessedness" perhaps. Friend Isaac is one of the most prominent citizens of Fulton township and for years has been a director of Farmers National Bank of Oxford.



(this article worn hard to read looks like 50th)

The 50th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.??ison H. McCARDLE of little Britain, Lancaster county was celebrated Wedensday last about 80 friends assembled with presents and merriment to celebrate the golden wedding of the aged bride and groom. Among the gifts was $50 in gold from the children. Mrs and Mrs McCardle were each given a pair of golden spectacles. The anniversary dinner was a big feast and the guest enjoyed the huge occastion as they sat at a long table.. Mr McCardle, who is a carpenter 74 years of age, possesses remarkable vigor and walks with the agility of a man of 30 years. He continues to work at his trade and often walks miles to and from his labor. He enjoys the respect of the citizens of the community where he resides and with whom he is very popular.


Stricken with Paralysis

William M. WAY of Fulton township, Lancaster County was stricken with paralysis on Tuesday of last week. He was driving home in his dearborn from a visit to his brother in Cecil county and when within about two miles of home was found by a neighbor lying over against the side of his wagon an in an unconscions condition, the horse having stopped. He was taken home, where Dr. Peeples and Sides hppened to be at the time in attendance upon Mr. Way's youngest daughter, who has been sick for some time. The physicians gave prompt attention to the new patient and although he has since revived sufficent to be able to talk and recongnize persons at times, he is still in a precarious condition. His right side being entirely paralized. Mr. Way is a prominent teacher and preacher in the society of Friends and is widely known.


Death of Well-Known Citizen

The death of Joseph C STUBBS and wife of Fulton township, Lancaster county, last week was a surprise to the community in which they lived. He having always been a remarkably robust and active man, and the death of his wife Rachel Ann following as it did so closely upon his sickness and death. His illness was of short duration, developing from a severe cold into pneumonia which ran its usual rapid course to a fatal termination on 4th day 12th month 30th. His wife who had been invalid for some time, survived him only about twenty-four hours. The double funeral of husband and wife on 1st mo 2dat Penn Hill Friends Meeting-house was the occation for a large gathering of relatives and friends.

Joseph Stubbs was widely known in lower Lancaster county and the adjoining county, had taken an active part in local politics and affairs and leaves many friends who will feel his loss, having been popularly esteemed by all who knew him.. He had held the office of school director in Fulton township for over twenty years, and filled other local offices. He died in his 72d year, of the first sickness he had known in which it had been necessary to call a physician. At the burial both caskets were lower into on large grave in the presence of over five hundred people, notwithstanding many were kept away by the threatening and stormy weather



Twelth month 15, 1895, S. Lucretia KING M. D.


Dr. Erza MICHENER of New Garden, who reached his 92nd birthday Wedensday last, is having published : little book entitled"Sixty Years Ago;or Food for Reflection" The venerable Doctor's mind is still as bright and vigorous as in the past. on the dedication page is the following verse:

This glorious morn a cheering ray

Shone bright and clear at break of day

And kindly brought to view

Along the dew-bespangled vale

The object of my artless tale

My mile-stone ninty-two


(the right edge of the article worn and hard to read)

The death and burial of Adrianna THOMAS briefley noticed in last weeks Oxford Presscalls up a train of recollections the mind of the writer of mingled pleasure and sadness. Adrianna MOORE was a native of Cecil county Md, and more than 60 years ago was married by Friends ceremony to Joseph Thomas, a promising young tanner who prospered in his business and soon aqi=uired a compentenor ... which which enable them to purchase a comfortable home near Penn Hill, Lancaster county, Pa. Here they resided many years and found their greatest pleasure in entertaining Friends, and in dispensing that old-time Quaker hospitality, which for true generosity and heartiness has never been excelled.

Often can the writter of this sketch call to mind the pleasant gatherings of distinguished Friens who met beneath this hospitalble roof and discussed the great questions then stirring civil and religious society throughout the land. Though but a child the immpression made was adeep and lasting one,and productive of good. One incedent I vividly recall. It was a lonely evening in May 1861, that the writer was a guest of these Friends. Seated on the vine covered piazza she read,at the request of the host, the "War News" from the Philadeplia Press.It contained the account of the shooting of Col. Ellsworth. As she read the sketch of his brave young life and heroic death, closing with the touching lines which Col. John W. Forney had written on hearing of the event. Joseph Thomas was deeply effected, his head sank upon his manly bosom and tears of sympathy bedewed the cheeks of this strong man , and at the close of the reading, we were all in tears. Oh how intensly we allthought and felt in those years!

This excellent couple were not blessed with children, but a niece Lydia Thomas COATES long filled a daughters placein their home and affections.Both were very fond of the society of young people. Joseph Thomas was the most genial and lovable man, and his wife although quiet and reseved in manner was a noble christian woman. After the death of her husband which occured some years ago, Adriaana sold her home in Lancaster county and went to reside with her sister, Mercy Sturgis of Philadelphia, where she remained until her death, tenderly cared for by her neices until the last. Her remains were brought to Penn Hill burying ground and laid beside those of her husband.



HARPER- November 21, 1882in upper Oxford township, Mrs. Sarah Ann Harper, wife of Thomas D. Harper, in the 40th year of her age.

LAMBORN - Eleventh month 25th 1882 of consumption, Annie M. Lamborn, daughter of George and Sarah W. Lamborn, of Drumore township, Lancaster county,in the 18th year of age.

COPE - On the first-day evening, 11th month 26th, 1882 Hannah S. Cope, East Bradford, aged 80 years.

HASTINGS- November 21st 1882, near Mechanics Grove, Lancaster county, Miss Mar.. E. Hastings aged about 48 years

WEBSTER- On seventh-day 11th month 25th, at the residence of her sister, at Eldora, Lancaster County, Phebe Ann Webster, in the 48th year of her age.


Died Among her Kindred

The death of Mrs. Phebe A WEBSTER of Mankata, Minnesota, occured at the residence of her sister Mrs. Edith K. REYNOLDS, at Eldora, Lancaster County, on Saturday last. The currcumstances attending her demise were said and affecting. After the death of her husband, Mrs Webster, being in poor health removed with her two children to Minnesota about tweleve years ago, with the hope that the climate of that country might prove beneficial to her feeble constitution. For some time she was benefitted , but that insatiable disease, consumption, had taken to deep hold on her fraile system to be eradicated Aware of her approching end she longed to return to her native place and die among her kindred. She left her home in the west a few days ago and started in company with her son and only remaining child aged about 16- her daughter dying two or three years ago.- and made the journey reaching Eldora on the 23rd inst. she was extremley weak , but able to walk...(bottom corner of article gone can read)Penn Hill .....ground near the end.


Samuel J. LEVIK of Philadeplhia spoke at the Friends meeting on Sunday to a large audience, He attended the quarterly meeting at Brick M. house on Friday

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Golden Wedding

Permit me briefly to allude, through your columns, to a pleasant social occation which transpired in this south-western corner of Homer May 14th I refer to the meeting at the residence of James and Elizabeth CARTER of a large concourse of their relatives and friends, to celebrate their golden wedding.

Born in eastern Pennsylvania and removing to Ohio in early youth, they have since made this vicinity their abiding place, until they have now attained their three score and ten years, and their descendants now number nine children, nine grandchildren, nine great grand children. ......


On the 1st day 10th month 1884 at the residence of his son in Upper Oxford Pusey Barnard, In his 74th year. Friends ar respectfully invited to attend the funeral on fifth day(Thursday) meet at 11 o’clock A.M. Sept 20, 1884, near Hickory Hill, Chester county,

Chandler P. Infant son of Taylor and Jane Biddison, aged 10 months and 19 days Ninth month 27th day, 1884 in Pennsville, Morgan county, Ohio, of Typhoid fever,

Lydia M. Coulson, in her 49th year daughter of Abner and Esther White, dec’d , formerly of Nottingham , Pa. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


RENO- In Pittsburg on the 29th day Ella S daughter of Elizabeth Dickey and Eli Reno

McDANIEL - In West Nottingham township, on the 2d of Oct, 1878 Mary M. wife of Levi McDaniel in the 56th year of her age. The internment took place in New London cemetery on the 5th inst.

SPEAR- In Oxford on the 26th ult. Mrs. Ann C. Spear widow of the late Issac Spear, Esq. dec’d aged 74 years 11 months

OVERHOLT- In Rising Sun Md. on the 1st inst. , Clarence Irving , only child of W. F. and Laura E. Overholt, age 20 months



WRIGHT - January 13, 1882, in Little Britain township, Lancaster county , Pa. John Wright, in the 80th year of his age

McVEY - First month 11th, 1882, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Alice McVey aged near 37 years



Death of a Remarkable Woman

Elizabeth Levick, wife of Ebenezer Levick, merchant, whom she survived 40 years, died at her residence in Philadelphia, on the 21st ult. in her 98th year She was a friend and devoted christian woman, taking an active part in works of charity and ed ation for three quaters of a century. She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary Jones and was born in Philadelphia June 5, 1789. She recieved the most liberal education the times of her youth afforded, taking courses in embrodery and fine cooking ; also in ruction in botany. At the age of 84 her sight, which had been lostfrom a cataract, was restored by a skillful operation and she enjoyed excellent vision for fourteen years after In her extreme old age she was the central figure of a large circle of frie s, made up, with others, of children and grandchildren of her early associates. With none of the decrepitude of old age, she was a delightful companion.

In Oxford Nov. 28th 1886, Evan P. Bailey, aged 39 years



A Busy Undertaker

C.C Cauffman of Wakefield, Lancaster county, has done considerable business in the undertaking line during the past year, as shown by the record he keeps. From the first of April 1881 to April 1st 1882, he has made coffins and attended sixty-seven funerals. In February and March last for eight Sundaysin succession he was either getting a coffin ready or attending a funeral, and in March he attended nine funerals in thirteen

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January 31st 1887 , Joseph L. STEPHENS in his 59th year, the friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from his late recedence near Rising Sun Md., on Friday 4th inst. at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment at Rose Bank Cemetery (second article mentions same plus) He had been an offical member of the M.E. church twenty-sevenyears, two years after his connection with the same. He leaves a widow one sone and five daughters, three of whom were married last October on the same evening.

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Rebecca Smith , eldest daughter of the late Thomas West, who was a relative of Benjamin West , the great painter, died at her late residence , near Chrome Hill on the 20th day of August , 1881 at the advanced age of 97 years lacking 6 days. This venerable woman was born on the farm now occupied by Mrs. Stacy West and remained there until the 17th year of her age. She was then united in marriage with Amos Smith, a gentleman of the literary taste and culture, and of unblemished moral ch acter. The first seven years of her married life were passed in the city of Baltmore , the balance of her long and eventful life in the house in which she died. She was the mother of thirteen children, seven of whom survive her, and one of whom is in th 80th year of her age. These reside in several states and in their respective localites are esteemed for their intellectual and moral worth. Proper represenatives of their honored parents. Her last and only sickness, which was protracted thru several mon s, was borne with the upmost fortitude, and with perfect resignnantion to the will of the Divine Father. Thus has been broken one of the last links that binds the present generation to that of the distant past. In a book recently published is a referenc to Mrs. Smith that may appropriately find a place in this notice of her death “ The oldest inhabitant now living in the vicinity of the Rocks of Dree Creek is Mrs. Rebecca Smith. She was born within three forths of a mile of her present residence. Here thin sight of the Rocks she has lived to be almost a centenarian , surviving all who commenced with her the journey of life. Of a cheerrful diposition and vigorious constitution she has borne the burdens of life with comparitive ease; and in old age , c forted by loving hearts she is awaiting resignedly the final summons” That summons has been given and the aged mother has gone to greet dear ones who long ago went to the world of joy”In thy presence is fullness of joy ; and at Thy right hand are pleasu s for evermore.

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NEARLY ONE HUNDRED The Alexandria (Va) Gazette of a recent date contained a lenghtly sketch of Mrs. Ann L. Kirk, of the 4th district of Cecil county, Md. who recently paid a visit to her son-in-law Morris R. Wilkinson who a short time ago removed to Virginia We make e following extract Mrs. Ann L. KIRK, of Cecil county, Md. who will in a few days , celebrate her 95th birthday , is now on a visit to her daughter Mrs. Morris R. Wilkinson, of Grays Hill farm, near Mt Vernon, which place she visited Sept. 8th, walking without assis nce all through the mansion, even up into the cupola and over the grounds, she came through from her home, about 120 mile in a single day, stopping only three hours in Washington, arriving at her destination about 6 o’clock in the evening very little fa gued, and did not retire until near 11 o’clock, arose in the morning refreshed and cheerful. Said she has not felt better for years. She has three children living Viz: Samuel M. Kirk of Cecil county Md.; Rebecca wife of Edward W. Posey,near Kennett Square, Chester County, Pa. and Sarah H. wife of above named M. R. Wilkinson now of Gray’s farm, Fairfax county Va. She is remarkably well preserved, both mentally and hysically enjoys young company taking a great interest in them, particulaly in children.

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BRINTON - BROWN 10th month 24th day 1882 at the residence of James Garrett in West Philadelphia, by friends ceremony , before Mayor King, Edward Brinton and Ruthanna H. Brown both at West Chester

HOUSTON- October 29th, 1882 , In Oxford of consumpstion Elmer E. Huston, son of Dr J. W. Houston , age 21 years and 9 days

JACKSON - October 29th, 1882 in East Nottingham township, Charles P. Jackson, M.D. aged about 60 years. Funeral to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o’clock P.M. Interment in Oxford cemetery

SLEOGEL - Oct. 25 1882 in Franklin township of typhoid fever, Albert Sleogel, age 20 years

LUNGREN - Oct 29th 1882 in Cecil County near Lewisville, Ferdinand Lungren , aged about 85 years

COOK - On the 30th of 10th month at 5:20 P.M. Clackson Cook, in the 68th year of his age, funeral will take place at Penn Hill on the 5th day, 11 mo. 2nd at 12 m Friends are invited to attend.

REYNOLDS- Tenth mo. 28th 1882 near rising sun Md. Isaac Reynolds , in the 84th year of his age, Funeral on the 4th day 11th mo 1st meet at the house at 11 am Interment at West Nottingham Friends burial ground.

DICKS - Oct 29th 1882, at Milltown, Chester County Abram Dicks, in the 79th year of his age

HARVEY - Tenth month 24th 1882 at Chadd’s Ford, Delaware County Chalkey Harvey, in his 69th year

JAMESON - Oct 24th 1882, in Upper Oxford township, Rebecca wife of John R. Jameson aged 41 years and 28th day

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AN EXPLANATION EXPLAINED Mr Brown of Goshen, writes to show how his troubles came about Editor of the Times - I exceedingly regret the publicity that has been given my name of late , in consequence of my having been involved in a law suit with Ada Brown Taylor , in regard to the claim she made on me as administrator of the estate of J iah Brown , deaceased , which estate was settled over 12 years ago. The correspondent in giving some extracts from an adress I made before a large audience of friends and neighbors, in last weeks Times ; has left the matter rather obscure . The gist of which is this: At the time of the apprasiment , then a young woman , had these bonds ( $600) in her possesion and claimed deaceased allowed her to have them, with his Conowingo Bridge Stocks and other articles. She had no evidence of such a bequest but Esther Br n, who , as I have shown, with herself and were on any other than intamte terms with the deaceased. The apprasiers felt it their duty to value these bonds, stock and other articles. They were sold accounted for and the money distributed, on half to the state of Samuel Brown, the survivng brother the other half to his nephews and nieces. Samuel Brown retained the horse carriage and other articles at the apprasiment , and also the Conowingo Bridge Stock. As soon as the distribution was made Samuel Browned assigned the Bridge Stock over to Ada, also gave her a note of one of his neighbors for $600., in leiu of what Ada had claimed at apprasiment. Thus the matter was settled to all apperences satisfa orily. Samuel Brown was never known to have expressed a word of dissatifaction during the eight years he survived his brother. Ten years after the estate Josiah Brown had been settled and the heirs paid ( during which time four nephews and a niece, who d nursed him ; the appraisers and Samuel Brown himself had all deaceased) this individual makes the claim on me for the value of these bonds and interest , some 1,170. She and her adopted mother testified before the court to a gift from Josiah Brown of hese bonds, and that gift made in the presence of Samuel Brown three days before his death. Such a claim was never before heard of , and was in direct conflict with what Samuel Brown had at all times stated. Against such testimony I at once demurred and sk for a nonsuit, which the Judge promptly granted. L.K.Brown Goshen, Lancaster County, 8th mo 10th ----------------------------------------------------------

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A PERSONAL EXPLANATION Made By Levi Brown , of Goshen, to Eight Hundred People On Sunday July 24th, the meeting at Penn Hill was addressed by Mordecal Price, a minester from Falston, this county , who made an earnest appeal to those present to live more in unity and love , which advice it appears it would be well for the memb s of that meeting to give heed to. In the Afternoon, at 3’oclock , Levi K. Brown by appoinment , addressed an audience estimated by the Times Reporter at from 600 to 800, defending himself against what he termed “ Wanton maliocious and unjust attempts” injure his good name and reputation The speaker explaned the confidental relations which had existed between Josiah Brown, prior to his death, and Ada , Samuel , and Esther Brown ( wife of Samuel), who is the chief actor in the claim against the speake , growing out of his administration of estate of Josiah Brown . The two brothers lived on the most intimate terms ; the confidence of Josiah , the younger , in his brother was unbounded . The speaker mingled with them socially, transacted a great deal o business for them , and advised them in regard to all their financial affairs. Of these transactions he kept an account . He wrote three several wills for Samuel Brown , in the last of which decedent provided liberally for his wife , making provisions a o for Ada Brown , his ward, and for Josiah Brown , his brother and directing for the equeal ditribution of the residue of his estate between his nephews and nieces , after the death of his widow. Mr Brown proceeded: During my absence in Canada Samuel called at my house , procured his will and took it home. After my return , on a meeting day here , Samuel called me aside , and stated that his wife had destroyed the will , being dissatisfied with it. She wanted m to leave her all his property absolute, which he was not willing to do. He ask me to prepare another will like the one destroyed , as near as I could remember . I did so. He came to my house on the 17th day of the 9th month , 1866 examined the will ca fully, approved it , and the brought his witness, The will was signed, sealed and witnessed and remained in my desk until some months after the death of Josiah Brown. No one will doubt the competency of Samuel Brown to make a will at that time -9th mon 1866- however frail and incompetent he became in after years, when he made other wills. At one time , when Josiah Brown was bitterly complaining of his treatment by Esther Brown , I reminded him that he had never made a will , and that if he should die before Samuel , the latter would recieve one half of his estate , and that at Samu ’s death Esther would get that. He exclaimed , “I would not for the world that Esther should have one dollar!” He said that at Samuel’s death he wanted his estate to go to the children of his deseaced sister . At my suggestion he consulted his neices an nephews , and told them with others , three of whom are now present, that he did not want either Addie or Esther to have one dollar of his property. Unfourtunetly the steps nesserary to carry out his wishes were deferred - hence the trouble. The claim af Ada Brown on the estate , recently decieded by the court at Lancaster was founded soley on the evidence of Esther Brown , in order to justly value her testimony it will be well to consider her conduct toward Josiah Brown for many years ior to his death. All who visited the house remember with what scorn she would look upon him if he took a seat at the family table unbidden. I have seen him sent by her from the table on trivial errands , to the kitchen , or elsewhere, in order to keep m away. His niece in her testimony taken two years ago before W. Walker , Esq. states : “ He kept his bonds and notes generally at our house . We did his washing He often complained of his usage at home Uncle Samuel requested us to take him to to board on count of his bad treatment by Esther and Addie. On another occacion Uncle Samuel told me Josiah was sick in the barn and he carried victuals to him there. Esther would not let him go to the house.” They did take him to board for a short time. On a cold winter day , the winter previous to his death , I was passing in a sleigh and saw Josiah at the barn shivering in the cold. I callaed him and asked him why he was out there in the cold . He said “Hetty will not let me stay by the fire ; s drives me out of the house ; makes me have a fire in the old cooper shop, and I can’t keep warm” I could detail many other indignities that I have known heaped upon this aged man by Esther. When paying him money I have seen her grab a part of it until rced by Samuel to give it up. And I have heard Josiah Brown say more than once “ I often miss money . Somebody about this house has false keys” Notwithstanding the indiginties which Josiah Brown recieved at the hands of Addie , the old man was required to take her to and from school in unfavorable weather ; she habitually spoke of him as “Si” or “Old Si” . Such was the condition of affairs n this household up until the death of Josiah Brown On first day , 6th day of the 9th month, 1868 while the family were at meeting here. Josiah became unwell. I was sent for and found him seriously ill. After five days of illness, during which his neices and nephews were unremmitting in attention to im , he died. The only nephew now living has testifed that he was with his uncle daily during his last illness , and that he never saw Esther or Addied so much as even hand him a glass of cold water! After the funeral one of his nephews called on me and desired that I should settle the estate. I went to Samuel’s house , and he said he was entirely willing I should do so ; as he was getting to old for such business ; and further he said “I can t l thee it was Josiah’s request that thee should settle his estate” We agreed at once upon appraisers - Joel Smedley and Jeremiah Brown - and after being duly qulified we proceeded to the residence of Samuel Brown to make an apprasiment of the effects of osiah Brown. When we came to the 5 - 20 U.S. Bonds (I knew the number Josiah had) we found them short. Samuel remarked “ Ada has six of them. $100 each. She says Josiah allowed her to have them , and his Conowingo Bridge stock, his horsse, rockaway, sle h and clock, to remember him by. We ask if Josiah had left anything in writting to that effect. “No” “did thee hear him say so?” “No, but Esther says she did” We told him she could not hold them on such pretence ; that we must appraise these bonds so cl med. if Ada could show her claim good at a future day , she would get the bonds etc.. back again or their equvilent in money. The bonds were then produced and appraised with the rest of deceased’s effects and here the matter ended for the time. I am supported in this statement by the testimony of Jeremiah Brown , taken before Washinginton Walker , Esq. in the 10th month1879 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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RALSTON - COULSON Married Monday evening Nov 19, 1894 , at the M.P. Parsonage , McConnelsville, O k by rev. Wm. Hastings , Mr George Ralston and Myrt E. Coulson , both of this city, the groom is one of our most worthy and industrious young men and the bride is the da hter of the late Dr. Coulson. May happiness and prosperity attend them is our wish

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Items of iterest from our Drumore correspondent

John S. BROWN an aged resident of Fairfield , died on February 21, and was buried last Saturday . Internment at Mt. Zion M. E. Church Rev C.B. Johnson officiating Mr. Brown was stricken with paralysis about a week ago.

John WALTON , son of Malhon Walton, died February 22, and was buried last Saturday, at Rawlinsville M.E. cemetery. Mr Walton had long been a sufferer from that dreaded disease consumption.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tennis widow of Isreal TENNIS, passed the 89th milestone on her journey through life on Feb 15. About three years ago she was stricken with paralysis, since which time she has been deprived entirely of the use of one side and the power of speech; otherwise grandmother Tennis bids fair to live several years yet.

Mrs. Garner CRAWFORD and daughter Ada of Perryville Md have been spending a few days with Mr and Mrs. George Smith, parents of Mrs Crawford

Mount Holly School, Miss Louie JOHNSON teacher,held exercises commorative of Washington's birthday

Miss Ida MARTIN of Wisconsin is visiting relatives in this vicinity; among them Benjamin and Irwin CUTLER. Miss MARTIN is the daughter of John Reed Martin, who was reared upon the Martin homestead, now owned by Joseph SHOEMAKER. Mr. Martin migrated to the then far west when a young man and has grown up with the country. He is engaged extensivley in agricultere.

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A Triple Wedding

The marriage of three daughters of one house on the same day,was the great social event of Rising Sun Md on Wedensday last. The ceremony took place in the M.E. church The young ladies were the misses Stephens, daughters of Mr and Mrs Joseph Stephens, Miss Lydia and Elmer VANNEMAN were joined at 5 o'clockMiss Mary andMr Norville C. BROWN, and Miss Jennie and Mr Charles REISLER were married an hour later just as the shades of night were gathering.....


Sudden Death

Levis PENNOCK, a prominent citizen of Coatsville, aged about 82 years died suddenly on Monday morning. He had been engaged in shoveling snow from his pavement and on returning to the home complained of his hands being cold and his inability to warm them by rubbing or at the fire. A physican was summuned but before his arrival Mr. Pennock sank down and died He was tresurer of Mutual Fire Insurance company of Chester county for several years and his term of office expired on the day of his death, when the directors met to orgainize the board. The deseased was a highly esteemed man, and possed considerable property and wealth He was a brother of the late Enos Pennock of Pine Grove.


GIBSON- First month 3, 1892 at the home of her parents, near Oak Hill Lancaster county Annie F. Gibson, only child of Thomas and Emma FURNISS and wife of Howard B. Gibson, age 20 years 3 months 23 days. Funeral on the fifth day 7th inst at 12 o'clock. Internment at Oxford Cemetery

Death of a Child at the Seashore

Little Mary Way, daughter of Dr. Jacob H. and Rachel P. Way of this borough, at Longport New Jersey last Tuesday August 24th, was a very sad occurance. Dr Way had been at the seaside for some time for the benefit of his health and Mrs Way and Mary went down to stay a few weeks. While bathing and playing in the sand on the beach the little girl was taken ill with consumption and after lingering for about two weeks her sprirts passed away to gone the little brothers's gone before. She was a very bright and interesting child and her death is a sad bereavement to her parents and many friends whom she made during her short stay among us..The body was brought home Wedensday. Previous to the funeral a number of pupils of the Oxford Kindergarden school , of which Mary was a scholar, called and took a farewell look at the face of their beloved companion. The funeral took place Saturday forenoon, a few relatives and friends accommpanying the body to its final resting place in Elk Neck Friends burying ground.


April 22, 1887

in East Drumore township, Lancaster county, Susie, youngest daughter of William & Susan Jamison, aged 12 years.

KIRK- In Oxford on the 26th of 4th month. Hattie R. H. Kirk Daughter of Roger H. and the late Deborah B. Kirk in her 29th year

Loss of stock Alfred M. BROWN of Pleasant Grove, Lancaster county lost a valuable mare on the 9th inst. He had put her out to pasture for the first time this season and in racing around the field she accidently slipped and broke her leg near the shoulder, and as an act of mercy had to be killed.

Jacob K. BROWN of Goshen , Lancaster county lost a fine cow last week, supposed to be caused by eating to greedily of clover pasture, as she was found dead in the 50

Died Jan. 23, 1883, Mrs Anna King. She was the daughter of John & Miriam Dounda, born Mar 6th 1801. At the age of seventeen she married to E Patterson with whom she lived until his death which occured several years after. On the 26th of April 1848 she was married to Joseph King After her husband's death she removed to Barnsville, living with her son in law Jonathan LIVESLEY until her death. She acquired the age of 81 years 10 months and seventeen days. She was brought up in the Friends society, in which she lived consistently, mereting the affection and esteem of all with all whom she associated. She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.


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PICKERING- In Little Britain township, Lancaster county, on the 17th of 6th month 1874 Anthony Pickering in the 82nd year of his age.


June 18, 1886

Pennsville pointers

Departed this life on the morning of June 10th Mrs. Joel KING, after an ilness of many months. Her funeral , on Friday , was one of the largest ever known of in the neighborhood, showing the high regard in which she was held.Her death causes a void, not only in the home circle, but in the society in which she moved which can not be filled.

married June 10th at the residence of the bride's mother. Alphouso EMBREE and Miss Anna MANLY, in the presence of a few invited guest, May happiness attend them.

we understand James Bros. lost a number of hogs that were on the cassel when it sunk.

We were much pleased to see last week, the familiar face of Miss Belle NAYLOR, of Holten, Kansas, formerly of Pennsville. The success she met with here as a teacher, has not deserted her in her western home, she still holds a position in the public schools of Holten, which she entered upon soon after her removal to that place.

Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Outcalt, of Windsor township, were the guest of their daughter, Mrs. Mary H. Coulson, and other relatives and friends. During the past week Mr and Mrs. SMITH of Culter visited W.G.S. COULSON.

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Death of William Brinton Sr.

The Lancaster inquirer of Saturday last gives the following account of the death and life of an old and highly respected citizen of Sadsbury township, Lancaster county:On 1st day evening last William BRINTON, Sr. of Sadsbury township, departed this life in the 93rd year of his age, he was born in November 1785, which was before the adoption of the old constitution of Pennsylvania and at the time Hon. Benjamin Franklin was president of the Supreme executive council of the state. He was the son of Joseph and Susan BRINTON. of Leacock township, Lancaster county and the last surviver of the great grand children of Hattil and Abigal VERMANN who emigrated from "Bellanoch" in the county of Werxford, Ireland and settled in Leacock township, in 1728. and also the great grandson of William Brinton of "Old Chester" who emigrated from England.Hattil Vermann was probably the first clerk of "old Sadsbury" monthly meeting at the time that monthly meeting was first established. He was a fine scholar, and was said to be a man of rare abilities. Wm. Brinton was joined in marriage in the year 1823 with Gulielma, the daughter of James and Mary COOPER, and the great granddaughter of Calvin COOPER, Esq. , who hademigrated from England and settled in Sadsbury township in 1734. She also was the great granddaughter of James Moore(son of Andrew and Margaret)of Sadsbury township., who emigrated from Ireland in 1723, and was joined in marriage with a Ann Starr, the daughter of Jeremiah and Rebecca STARR of Chester county, which Rebecca Starr was the daughter of Isaac and Rebecca JACKSON, of Ireland . William Brinton was the oldest man in Sadsbury township and although he was a wealthy and exemplary economist., yet nevertheless he was charitable and liberal minded man, and public spirited citizen to the last. To our own knowledge William Brinton contributed very liberally of his honest wealth, in the aid of Kansa sufferers and made a liberal donation toward the erection of the fine tower clock at the Gap.And besides, he never was known to have turned a poor man or a beggeraway hungry from his door., and it may safely be said of him, that he possesed of a conscience void of offence tp the last, and as the poet says of another good man in ancient times "at the close of his long and eventful life he died without regret, regretted by all" His funeral took place on forth day(Wedensday) of the present week, which was largely attended by friends and neighbors, and a brief but very impressive sermon was spoken by Joseph HOPKINS. His remains were deposited in his family burying grounin a romantic corner of his place , to the eastward of the Gap, which he had donated for a burial place,and had it handsomely walled up, and where the just have an asylum and an assurance of peace and quit rest.


BICKNELL-In Harford County Md. on the 20th of 8th mo, of Typhoid fever, Rebecca M. only daughter of Pamela and the late Isaac Bicknell, aged 29years and five months.


William Brown

of Fulton township, Lancaster county Pa

Not withstanding the busy season, a very large number of friends of William Brown assembled at Little Britain Church to attend his funeral at that place on Thursday, the 5th inst. It was a sadley solemn occation, one to be long remembered, and was accompanied in a very marked manner with a feeling and sense of a public and almost a personal loss to each. This large assemblage was evidently brought together by the desire to exhibit a last mark mark of resepct to the deceased, and give a last look at the remains of a person they so much respected for his sterling worth, in fact for the possesion of all those traits that go to make a good citizen. His illness was of very short duration, less than a week, he bearing the severe pain that accompanies inflamation of the bowels with great patience and fortitude, and he was favored to retain to the last his faculties unclouded. He was always a very practical man and manifested that characteristic trait to the last in a striking manner. During health he but rarely deferred or delayed what he had to do , and now when informed by his physician that probably but a few hours of life remained to him, he at once commenced th performance of his remaining duties with the greatest composure and tranquility. Desiring all his friends for a brief space to leave the room, he called his three sons to his bedside to give them his final directions and kindly counsel and avise to live honest, true lives; and then sending for his three sorrowing daughters had a simular interview with them, and finally gave a most solomn and affectionate farewell to them collectively. The severe pains had now in a great measure left him and in the presence of some friends and relatives he calmly proceeded to make all the final arrangements of his affairs, and chose one a guardian for the only two minor children. A will was drawn up and signed by him, which seemed to exhust his remaining strength. This last duty was accomplished, he was done with time. He had only to await with serenity the end which took place a few hours afterwards. As a business man he possessed great energy, and though he felt the defects of an early education, he had much practical ability and sound judgement. He was a progressive and successful farmer , one of the originators and a most useful and liberal member of his farmers club, and he had also been for some time engaged in the improvement of stock.

While liberal and public spirted, he never neglected his own affairs; was economical without being parsimonious, and while thriving himself liked to see others doing likewise. He was honest , honorable and just in all his dealings, an excellent, acomodating neighbor. In all resepcts our departed friend was an exemplary man, who was undoubtebly left an impress of good on his neighborhood.He recoginzed the great truth that "Serves best the father he who most serves his fellow man" and he was ever ready to aid in any movement looking to moral progress., and especially was this the case in the warfare against drinking usages as leading to intemperance.

Over sixteen years ago he became a charter member of Pleasant Grove Good Templars, and remained to the last a liberal and useful member thereof. The writer of this slight tribute to his memory, though many years his senior, knew him long and well, and can truly say that not only as a nieghrbor, a good progressive farmer, is his loss to be deplored, and his example worthy of imitation, but that also in a higher, better sense, he leaves the world somewhat better for his having lived in it.

Peace in His memory

Fulton, July 8, 1877


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Another Light Gone Out

Phebe WICKERSHAM , relic of Levi Wickersham, late of Sadsbury township, and more lately of West Grove township, Chester county, departed this life at the residence of her step son in law Andrew MOORE, in Christiana, on the 29th of 3d mo (march) last ,age 89 years 11 mo 25 days and her funeral took place on the 1st inst at Old Sadsbury , where a meeting was held in the Friends meeting house, and a brief sermon was preached by Horacio COOPER, of West Grove , and a few appropriate words by some other Friends. She was the last of her generation , and was descended from some of the first famlies among the early settlers of Lancaster County, being the youngest daughter of Robert and Mary MOORE, and the last survivor of the 67 grandchildren of Andrew and Rachel Moore. On the mothers side she was the granddaughter of Moses and Elenor BRINTON, and a descendant of William Brinton Sr, who came over with William Penn, and also the great granddaughter of Hattil and Abigal VERMANN , who had emigrated from Bellanach in the county of Wexford , Ireland and had purchased 600 acres of land near Soudersburg, before Lancaster county was orginized, on which they erected a friends meeting house , and where the old graveyard may still be seen. She was born near Gap, on the 3rd of the 4th month (April) 1786, which was before the adoption of the old constitution, when Benjamin Franklin was president of the supreme executive Counsil of Pennsylvania, She had been a regular attendant of the Friends meeting the greatest part of her life, and although near the close she expressed a desire (if consistant with the will of divine Providence)that she might survive until her birthday, when she would of fulfilled her 90 years, the thread of her life had been spun and she seemed fully prepared to go - Lan



The Lancaster Inquirer of Saturday last gives the following items

It is with regret we announce the decease of Anna MOORE, of Sadsbury township. She died after a brief and sudden illness, at the home of Cyrus BRINTON, on the second day (Monday)the first of the present month, in the 76th year of her age. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna MOORE, of Sadsbury and was truley an estimable lady, remarkable for benevolence and goodness, and much admired for her amiable dispostion and exemplary life.

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Death of An Old Citizen

Isreal TENNIS, a worthy and highly esteemed citizen of Drumore township, Lancaster county, died Friday last. The funeral took place on Sunday and was attended by an unusually large concourse of relatives and friends.Addresses were made by Mercy K. JOHNSON and Wm M. WAY and prayer by Rev. J. M. Galbreath. The internment took place in Drmore Friends Buring ground Deceased attended Drumore Friends meeting for over 50 years and had not missed a meeting for morethan 40 years, except when occationally prevented by sickness, which seldom occured. He removed from Chester county to Lancaster county in 1830.

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ECKMAN- In Sherman township, Levenworth county, Kansas, on the 12th of September, Carrie only child of Alonzo S. and Annie ECKMAN, age 9mo and 18 days.(poem followed by mother)

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HARLAN- In Fulton township, Lancaster county, on the 21st inst. after a brief illness, Clayton HARLAN, age 28 years. The deceased was the only son of fond parents and had been married but six months. He was a very worthy young man and much beloved by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances.

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Death of aged Friends

Died on the 9th inst. , at Winchester Virginia, Thomasin, widow of Hugh SIDWELL, formerly of Nottingham , Chester county, in the 83rd year of her age.Long an esteemed elder of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Virginia

On the 17th inst. at the residence of her nephew, Howard PRESTON, West Grove Chester county, Ellen SMITH , age 84 years

On the 19th inst. at his residence in Drumore township, Lancaster county, Joseph SMITH only brother of the last named deceased, in his 77th year. Few men have lived so universally esteemed or led a more upright life than Joseph Smith. He was a man of strong convictions , earnestly persueing the right , as he comprehended it - an early and steadfast friend of the enslaved African race, a zealous avocate of temprance, kind and liberal of the poor and needy, and in short, a friend to all mankind. Surley the end of such a man is peace.

On the 18th inst, near Chestertown, Kent county Maryland, John NEEDLES, a valued minister of the society of Friends. in the 93rd year of his age.....(continues with some history of his life, not of our area did not type full article)

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MOORE- At his home in Chicago, on the 9th inst. of remittant fever Joseph MOORE, in his 30th year, son of Amos and Eliza G. Moore of West Nottingham Cecil co Md.

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PUSEY - in Wilmington o the 27th inst. Susan Clement Pusey, in the 96th year of her age , funeral takes place today (Wednesday)at 10 o'clock from the residence of her nephew Samuel CLEMENT , near Lombardville, Cecil county. Internment Brick Meeting house.

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(This is a very long article only items pertaining genealogy will be typed... signifies areas skipped)

In a little old stone house not far from Hilaman's corner, East Nottingham, lives an aged woman, Mrs. Amelia Fulton. She is 97 years of age......called Aunty Fulton.....Aunty Fulton was one year old when George Washington was inugrated the first president of these United States.....I was born near Rising Sun Maryland March 22, 1788. My parents were John and Rachel Coulson, I had six brothers and six sisters all of whom are dead, two died when young the rest were married. none of them lived to be as near as old as I am. One of my sisters Margaret who married Uriah BLACKBURN, was the last to die, was about 80 years of age at her death. I have been married twice Levi CHARLES my first husband. He died when young; its been so long ago I cannot remember the time. Thomas Fulton my second husband died about 1852. .........I am one of the oldest members of Mt. Olive M. P. church.....

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BROWN, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, on the 15th inst. Samuel Brown in his 87th year. Funeral this (4th day)at 2 o'clock P.M. from Friends Meeting House, Penn Hill hand dated 1877.

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STARRETT - In Drumore township, Lancaster county, October 26th, Hannah Starrett, age about 30 years.

KING - In Fulton township, Lancaster county, on the 27th inst. Joshua King, aged 61 years

BLAIR- In Fulton township, Lancaster county, Oct 29th , an infant child of William Blair.

FULTON - In the Eigth district, Cecil couny Md., October 28th, Mrs. Fulton widow of Alexander her 84th year

POTTS- In Highland township, Chester county, on Friday evening October 26th, of paralysis, Thomas J. Potts in the 79th year of his age

ECKMAN- Oct 17, 1877 at Desota, Johnson county, Kansas, Alonzo S. Eckman son of Joshua Eckman, formerly of Lancaster county, Pa age 24 years 17 days ..(poem followed)

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Death of Hannah Brown

Died at the residence of her daughter on the 29th of the 12th mo 1882 in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Hannah Brown aged 103 years, 5 months and 14 days. Thus has queitly passed away one who until lately was enabled to walk with the aid of a staff from the sitting room to her chamber, up a flight of stairs, back and forth daily. Though hard of hearing she would ofttimes converse with friens and strangers, and many called to see and talk with this aged one. She maintained all her mental faculties even till till the day before her death, when rousing up she ask for for daughter and wanted milk and food, which was given her and then quietly reposing agian into that sweet slumber of the past few days, her spirt passed unto the better land and unto the lord who gave it. R. P. K.

This aged friend was the last link in the fifth generation of the name, descendants of James and William Brown, who emigrated from England and settled at Nottingham in the year 1699.

Although favored to linger on the stage of action many years beyond those of her generation , she retained her mental factulties in a remarkable degree.........Her remains interred East Nottinham 1st month 1st 1883

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Death of An Aged Woman

Agnes KING widow of Amos King, of Fulton township, Lancaster county, died on the 10th inst , aged 94 years 6 months 24 days. She was the oldest inhabitant of Fulton township. She was a promienent member of the Society of Friends and for more than 60 years attended meeting at Penn Hill, almost constently twice a week, her burial took place at Penn Hill on Sunday last when Edward COLE of Illinois spoke to the friends assembled in the meeting-house, The deceased was a native of Newtown, Delaware county, where her father Thomas THOMAS kept a store. When a child she assisted in the store and remembered to her old age that among the customers to whom she sold goods was Isaac Wayne, son of General Anthony WAYNE. Her father removed to Little Britain township(now part of Fulton,) in 1806, when she was 14 years old. The deceased was a useful and helpful woman in her day in ministering to the sick and misfortunate, and after some years of helplessness, outliving all the friends of her youth, she peacfully goes down to her grave

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BUNTING - In Coleraine twonship , Lancaster county on the 5th inst. Robert J. Bunting son of Robert and Margaret Bunting, aged about 22 years(poem followed)


THE REYNOLDS FAMILY- Twelve sons of a respected sire, Jacob, Stephen, Jonathan, Samuel, Reuben, David Jesse, Isreal, Henry , William, Elijah and Benjamin the sons of Henry Reynolds of Nottingham. It is not often that the history of any family, either in Maryland or elsewhere, that twelve sons gather around the parental board, all the offspring of one man. Yet such is the case in the Reynolds family in Cecil . The number itself is coincident and suggestive. Beginning with the history of the mans own redemtion, the savior selected and honored tweleve disciples as the chosen messengers of Christianity. Long antedating them, under the patriarcial dispensation, god had blessed Jacob with twelv sons as the heads heads of the twelve tribes of Isreal. In the number there is character and respectablity. Henry Reynolds, the progenitor of the Reynolds of Cecil, was a distinguished minister of the Society of Friends in England. He was a man of large wealth and with his wife, emigrated from Nottingham in England, to America and settled in New York. An her brother John came later and settled in Carolina. Henry’s English wife died, and he afterwards married a miss Haines, of Cecil County He had twelve sons namley Jacob, Stephen, Jonathan, Samuel, Reuben, David, Jesse, Isreal, Henry, William, Elijah, and Benjamin. These brothers scattered thoughout t western and Southern United States. Jacob the eldest, remained in Cecil county and married Rebbeca Day, and they had nine sons, all of whom lived and died in Cecil County and have numerous descendants now living. The names of these sons were Henry, Stephen, Jacob, Isreal, Thomas, Jona an , Benjamin and Reuben. Benjamin was the father of judge David Reynolds, of Juniatia County, Pa., whose daughter Ellen Moore Reynolds, by his second wife married Dr. John Cromwell Reynolds, Surgeon in the United States Army. Another son of Benjamin, John Reynolds married annah Knight of Nottingham. His daughter married Daniel Megready - Their only child Hannah Elizabeth married Colonel Edwin Wilmer. Another daughter Eliza married the Rev. Robert Gerry and left one child, L.A.C. Gerry of Port Deposit, who married Jane Vanneman. Lydia Ann, the youngest , married William Parker and left three sons and one daughter, all of whom have removed from the county. A son William Reynolds , was at the time of his death a partner of Jos. Abrahams, merchant at Port Deposit. Mrs. Hannah Reynolds survived her husband, and married Cornelius Smith, a prominent business man in his day and represented the county in the legislature of Maryland. He had one son Cornelius J. , who drowned in the Susquehanna river in early manho . Reuben Reynolds married Henrietta Maria Cromwell. She was a lineal descendant of Oliver Cromwell through his son Sir Henry Cromwell and Lady Mary Russel. Her parents were John Hammond Cromwell and his wife Mary Hammond Dorsey. They resided on the O orara and are buried in the family cemetery at the old homestead. Now owned and occupied by Andrew Nickles The children of Reuben and Henrietta Maria Reynolds were Dr. John Cromwell Reynolds, Surgeon U.S. Army, Mary who married Colonel Prosser of Baltmo whose father Major Uriah Prosser, fell at the battle of North Point; Rebecca a lady of rare endowments of both intellect and heart, died unmarried; Maria who married George Calbreath a gentleman of prominesce of McVey town, Ma. Delia who married the Ho Thaddius Banks of Holidaysburg, Pa. one of whose daughters is the wife of Ambrose Ewing, of this county, and another is the wife of George W. Satler, of Baltimore. Mrs Reuben Reynolds survived her first husband and afterwards married John Briscoe, of Kent county, who purchased and removed to a property near Risisng Sun, in this county , and remained there until his death in 1835. He left three sons and two da hters. Benjamin read medicine and removed to California, Alexander read law , but is now farming. He has represented this county in legislature. Henry and his sister Elizabeth reside at the homestead. Sarah, desceased married the Hon. R. A. McCurtrie of ennsylvania. We regret that at this time we cannot follow other branches of this numerous and influental family of the Reynolds in this county, and must defer doing so to a future time - Cecil Whig


COOK - 5TH Month 15th day, in Fulton township, Lancaster County, Pa, Eliza L. wife of Clarkson Cook


ANDERSON - Near Fair Hill, Cecil County Md on the 17th of January 1878, Sallie oldest daughter of Robert and Catherine Anderson aged about 19 years



LEVIS - In Oxford on the 30th ult., Miss Amanda Levis, of Cecil County Md in the 23rd year of her age. Funeral from the residence of her father at one o'clock today ( Wednesday)

BROWN- On the 20th inst , of Dysentery, William son of Henry Brown, of Fulton township , Lancaster County, in the 13th year of his age

SANDERS- In Londonderry on the 21st ult. Mrs --------Saunders about 74 years

JACKSON - IN Londongrove on the 25th ult.of paralysis, Rebecca Jackson , relic of William Jackson , nearly 74 years.

RUTTER- At Chestnut Level, on the 27th ult. Mrs. Louisa Rutter, wife of Rev Lindley Rutter, age abt 65years, The deacease of this estimable Christian lady was prematurly announced in our last paper, it have been widely reported that her death took plac on the 22nd. She lingered in a very low state until the date above given

PRESTON- On the 25th ult. near rising Sun Md. Thomas Preston agealmost 28 years. He contracted the Typhoid fever at Middletown Pa where he had been engaged in business for some time

PRICE- Near Peters Creek, Sept 21, 1872 , of diphtheria, Clara Elizabeth, daufhter of Joseph and Mary Price, age 1 year 1 month 5 days

DORSEY- at Peters creek, September 16th of Diphtheria Harriett Eliza, daughter of Samuel and Martha W. Dorsey, age 1 year 10 month and 17 days.

HACKETT - Near Peters Creek, Sept. 20th of diphtheria, Emma Elizabeth, daughter of Chalkley and Hannah Hackett age 4 years 2 mo.

FITE- Near Peters creek, sept 20th of diphtheria Jacob Lawerence, only son of Miles S. and M. Kate Fite age 4 years 10 mo.

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DORSEY- at Peters Creek Lancaster County July 29th M Estella, eldest daughter of Samuel and Martha W. Dorsey, in the 23rd year of age

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BROWN- on the 6th inst. at his residence in Fulton township, Lancaster County, after a lingering illness, Jeremiah G. Brown , age 47years

GILBERT- At West Grove, on the 6th inst. Joshua Gilbert , age about 70 years

WILEY- Avondale, on the 7th inst. Mrs. Hannah Wiley, widow of Thomas Wileyaged eighty- nine and a half years, buried at New London

GIBSON- On the 11th inst. after a long and severe illness, William S. Gibson of New London township, The deceased was long a esteemed member of the New London Presbyterian Church, and a very useful and valueable man in the community He leaves a widow an three children to mourn his departure. Internment on Wednesday afternoon in New London Cemetery

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SCOTT - On 5th mo 15th day 1872 at Mt Pleasant, Cecil County Md. Emma wife of James Scott and daughter of Henry and Elizabeth McVey of Fulton Township Lancaster County Pa, in the 25th year of her age.


FITE - On the 30th ult in Little Britian township, Lancaster County , Alice Fite age about 22 years

BROWN In Drumore township, Lancaster County on the 30th ult Sarah Brown age nearly 87 years.

SMEDLEY - In Langhorne Bucks county on the 3rd inst. Mary W. Smedley widow of the late Thomas Smedley, of Fulton township, Lancaster county in her 62nd year

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Drumore Items- death Mrs. Isabella WICKS, wife of Lewis Wicks, died at the residence of her husband near Stewartstown York County, on Friday evening February 13. Her remains were conveyed to the house of her mother in Fairfield, on Sunday from whence they were removed o Chesnut Level burying ground on Monday. Services were held in the church at that place Rev. L. C. Rutter delivered the funeral oration.

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FLORA - In Drumore township, Lancaster County on the 15th of January 1878 Annie A. Flora in the 24th year of age.

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FARRA - Near Principo Md on Sabbath morning, May 28th 1876 Blanche Ophelia, youngest daughter of George D. and Annie Farra

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I see it stated that Benjamin Hallowell, lately deceased, near Sandy Springs Md was the oldest member in the Hicksville branch of friends in the United States I would inform the writter that we have one in Penn that is considerably older. I refer to Rob t Good, who is in the neighborhood of ninety, and I have no doubt but there are many others over eighty in Chester County. R.G. Hyde has sold his farm in Penn (The John Mackey farm) of 70 acres to David Ferris and he has since sold about 40 acres with buildings to William Mackey, all of this township, on terms not yet pubtie


Sept. 18, 1886 in Drumore township, Lancaster County Horace CUTLER age 34 years Funeral this Wednesday at 10 am Internment in Drumore burying ground

Sept. 14, 1886 in Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Alice A. infant daughter of John E. and Alice BROWN, aged 5 months and 6 days

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Death of George HUGHES, an old resident of Fulton township, Lancaster county died wednesday in the 85th year of age Mr Hughes was a noted manufacturer of edge tools, he having succeeded his father Joseph Hughes in the business. The deceased made his ins uments with charcoal fires which gave them a fine temper and quailities for retaining a keen edge Mr. Hughes was an industrious man and he lived and died in the house in which he was born., not far from Dorsey’s Mill. His funeral took place Saturday Rev . M. Galbreath addressing the large gathering of people before the internment was made in Chesnut Level graveyard.


McINTIRE- January 10th, 1883, In Lower Oxford, George McIntire, in the 30th year of age, funeral from the residence of his father , George McIntire, to-day (Wednesday)at 11 o'clock, internment in Oxford cemetery

TOWNSEND- first mo. 15th 1883, in Baltimore, Samuel Townsend, a distingushed minister in the society of friends, age 75 years

THOMAS-first mo. 18th 1883, at the residence of her brother in law James C. BELL, at Conowingo Md.Elizabeth Thomas daughter of the late Philip E. Thomas of Baltimore, age 66 years, her remains were taken to Brooklyn , NY for internment.

CHANDLER-Jan 17, 1883, in Avondale, Ann Jane Chandler , age 60 years

GIBSON- Jan 15th 1883, in New London township,suddenly Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson, in her 58th year

SMITH- Jan 14, 1883, suddenly at his residence, in West Fallowfield township, Joseph Smith aged about 77 years

WILSON- First mo 3rd 1883, at the residence of her son,Joseph in Highland township, Hannah Wilson, widow of the late Joshua Wilson, of East Fallowfield , in the 74th year of her age

MILLIMAN-Jan 14th , 1883, suddenly, in Logan county Iowa, Ettie R. wife of J.C. Milliman and daughter of J.T. & M. B.STERN, formerly of Chester county

RUSSELL-Jan 15th, near Newark Delaware, Samuel Russell, aged 84 years formerly of Chester county

PIERCE-Jan 18th, 1883, near Rock Springs, Md, Sarah Pierce, widow of the late William Pierce, age 77 years


Thoughts on The Death of Carrie R. Blackburn

(poem followed)

Forth mo 29, 1893 R. D. King

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Death of an Estimable Woman

Hannah C. BROWN wife of Levi K. Brown, of Goshen, Lancaster county, died at her residence on the 29th ult. after an illness of two months, in the 78th year of her age ........Her husband and six children survive her. The children are William H. Brown,Chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Jacob K. Brown, farmer Goshen, Charles E. and Theodore F., auditors Alleghany Valley Railroad, Pittsburg, and two daughters who remain at home. The funeral on the 1st inst., at Penn Hill, was attended by all the children, a large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends. Mary H. Way of Oxford spoke and led in prayer.

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A number of Friends went from West Nottingham Quarter to Little Britain on Tuesday to attend the funeral of of Hannah BROWN, wife of Levi K. Brown, Among the number was W. W. MOORE of Colera, only brother of the deceased, and now the only surviving member of his imidiate family. Hannah Brown was a native of Cecil County and was the last of a family of six daughters born to Joseph and Mercy Moore, both of whom have long since passed away. The descendants of Joseph Moore through these daughters, comprimise some of the most worthy and prosperous citizens of Lower Lancaster and Chester counties.

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Loved And Lost

Minola G. JOHNSON, forth daughter of Joseph and M. Francina GALLAGHER , and wife of Lewis Johnson , died at the home of her husband near Lincoln Pa, of Typhoid fever, after an illness of less than three weeks, age 19 years


The Late Rahel Kirk

In the last issue of your paper we observed the simple annoncement of the decease of Rachel Kirk, of Glen Roy.

Thinking this aged representative of this well known family, deserved more than a passing notice, we offer the following brief sketch, from data in our possesion.

Regarding her past life we know but little,save that she was left a widow at an early age, her husband dying rather suddenly with some affliction of the heart.

At the time of her death on the 11th inst. she had been a widow for fifty seven years; nearly twice the average period of human existance.

She was born 1790, 11th mo 30th day and belonged to the fourth generation from a common ancestor, Roger Kirk, the founder of a large family in Nottingham.By her advanced age she was one of the few connecting links between the past and present generations of the Kirks. Of this generation now living in this part of the country , since her decease Aleen Kirk of Brick Meeting House, is probably the oldest. He is now in his 83rd year.

Rachel was the sixth of a family of ten children. Her parents were Jacob and Rachel Kirk. Her mothers maiden name was Allen a daughter of William and Rachel Allen of Nottingham.

Rachel's grandfather was William KIRK the third child and second son of Roger Kirk "the settler". She was married about 1813 to Levi, son of Roger and Rachel Kirk, who was a second cousin.He represented the same generation, the fourth, from a common parent. He died 1814, 6th mo 20th. To make this genealogy plain, we will put it in diagramatic from.

1)Roger Kirk

2) Timothy 2)Wiliam

3)Roger 3)Jacob

4)Levi married 4)Rachel

Until a comparatively recent period prior to her death, Rachel Kirk was a remarkable stout woman; being able to attend to her domestic duties. Her mind was unimpared and rather active. She possessed a remarkable memory of many of the older citizens of Nottingham long since deceased. and it is to her, that we are indebted for much concerning the early history of her family.


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Death of Joseph P. Scarlett

Joseph P. Scarlett, a former citizen of Sadsbury township, this county died at his residence,5137 Paschall st, Philadelphia., on last Saturday night, after a long and painful illness,in his 62nd year of age.

Mr Scarlett was well known throughout the country from his connection with the celebrated Christiana Riot in September 1851 and and the famous treason trials which grew out of it.After the riot, which is a matter of history which with we presume our readers are generally acquainted, Mr Scarlett with two other white men- Elijah Lewis and Caster Hanaway, and a number of negros were charged with treason against the United States. They were brought to Lancaster , and after a hearing before Alderman J F Riegart, in the old court house in centre square, were handed over to the United States Authorities, and conveyed to Philadelphia and lodged in Moyamensing prison,where they remained until late November, when the trial began.

Caster Hanaway was selected to be tried first, and the result was such a breakdown of the prosecution that all the other cases were abandoned. The parties were then brought to Lancaster to be tried for riot and murder,but all the bills were ignored by the grand jury, and so the affair ended.

Mr Scarlet removed to Philadelphia some twelve or fourteen years agoand went into business there; but lost his health some years since and his friends had little hope of his recovery for some time past. He leaves a wife and four grown up children to mourn his loss. He was a kind hearted man.and greatly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. (Lancaster Inquirer)


Susannah WEBSTER, colored died in Philadelphia on Friday last, aged 85, she was born a slave in Harford county Md. Her remains were brought to Lincoln University on Tuesday and interred in Hosanna burial ground. The wes Chest and Philadelphia papers report her age at 110 years, and that of her husband at 111 years, The latter is still living, aged about 90. We obtained the above facts from a son of the deceased, Washington Webster of Fulton Township, Lancaster county. P.S. They were not at any time General Washington's servants


To the Memory of Hannah Broomell, who died 6th mo.30th day 1880

poem follwed

7thmo 5, 1880 K.


An Experienced Administrator

Levi K. BROWN of Goshen, this county was in this city Friday morning closing up several estates in which he was administrator or assignee. During his life Mr Brown has been administrator, executor or assignee in fourty seven different estates.None of which Mr Brown says has he said he has had any serious difficulty in settling. He has drawn up numerous wills, several of which are for persons who are still living in which he also named executor - Lancaster Examiner

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Death of Samuel FITE

The funeral of Samuel Fite took place at Penn Hill meeting house at 12 o'clock on Thursday last. The sufferings of the departed one were unknown, from an erysipelas gathering in the head. Everything was done to relieve him and to restore his health for his family's sake But he gave himself to him who knoweth what is best. The hymn and prayer he offered before he was called away and the proffesion that he made to Him above were enough for us to know that he was here among the dead, but he was wanted in God's realm of everlasting life. The services were conducted by Rev. C.B. Johnston of Fulton Circuit, to tried to help the family bear the burden , as knew it was heavy.

his Mother


Not Separated in Death

Joseph C. and Rachel Ann STUBBS

Only once in a lifetime, perhaps, to the same community comes an experience such as that which came to the people of the lower end of Lancaster County within the last week - a man and his wife, victims of the same disease (though not contagious) lying cold in the death at the home where their hearts hearts had beat as one for almost half a century, borne in the same procession to the graveyard were their ancestors had been gathered for generations...........

Rising Sun, Md Jan 4, 1892


Jesse YOCUM , near Wakefield, Lancaster county, continues the manufacture of hominy. He grows corn peculiarly adapted to the making of a superior grade of Hominy and by carefully handling and manufacturing it succeeds in obtaining the very best quality of this quality food. All our merchants sell it and a much larger quanity of it than than any other make.

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STRADLING - McCUMMINGS- December 31, 1885, at the home of Mr Pyle Brothers, near Geene, Pa., by Rev J.M. Galbreath, C. Yardley Strdling of Bucks county and Mabel McCummings of Lancaster county Pa.


BROWN - 8th mo 27th 1882 Rachel W. Brown , of Fulton township, Lancaster county in her 64th year , funeral from the residence of her son-in law william Pugh in East Nottingham township on the 5th day 8th mo 31st at 10A.M. , to meet at Penn Hill Meeting houseat 2 P.M. relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

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BURTON-of small Pox on the 29th of December, in Bart township, Lancaster county, William Burton, a colored man, aged about 28 years, He had been living in Philadelphia and had come out of town to spend the holidays among his relatives and friends. There is no doubt of his having brought the disease with him from the city, as it made its apperance on him soon after he came into the neighborhood.



Died at her home in Philadelphia on Friday, October 19, 1894, Edith E. Gorsuch , daughter of Elizabeth and the late William Gorsuch formerly of Lancaster county Pa , her illness began with camp meeting which attended near Delta in August , and where she had anticipated so much pleasure in meeting of old friends. She was there a week, but was unable to attend one service . Fearing a protracted illness , she returned to her home in Philadelphia before the camp closed. Her physician was summoned, but typhoid fever developed, and for a long time she was ill. The fever however abated and and ther were well founded hpoe of recovery. She had a relapse however, that in one week terminated life.. She was fully consious of of her condition, recongnizing God's will in the result of her illness and was fully resigned. She calmly arranged all her earhly affairs, even to arrangements of of her funeral, reqesting that her body should remain at least one night at the old homestead in Lancaster County, and that she should be laid to rest at the Chestnut Level cemetery, and the services conducted by her former pastor Rev Galbreath, through whose minestry she was first led toChrist. All was faithfully carried out. ............


LONG -LAMBORN-Nov 21, 1889, in Lancaster,by Mayor Edgerley, Mr. James M. LONG of Kirk's Mills and Miss Alice E. LAMBORN of Liberty Square, all of Lancaster county

BAILEY - BANKS - October 30, 1889,by Rev Thompson Carpenter,at Trinty Church, Bucks County,J. Reset BAILEY and Mary J. , daughter of the late William BANKS of Chester county

NESBITT- CAUFFMAN - November14, 1889, at the home of the bride, by Rev. J. M. Galbreath, Mr. Amos Nesbitt, of Pleasant Grove and Miss Emma Cauffman of Wakefield all of Lancaster county

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Thomas SMEDLEY, a well known citizen of Fulton township, Lancaster county, died at his residence at Smedley's Mills, at an early hour on the 1st inst.He had been sick for 6 weeks. Some years ago he had a light paralytic stroke, from which he never fully recovered Mr. Smedley was an intelligent business man, engaged for years in in the milling and wheel business

Amos NIELDS, Esq. , died at his residence in Chatham on Wedensday last. He was a well known, intelligent and highly respected citizen. For many years he he filled the office of Justice of the Peace and Deputy Coroner,the funeral took place on Saturday, internment at West Chester,Two sons and two daughters survive him, William T. and Frank Nields, Mrs. Ramsey Nichols and Mrs. Lee Nichols

Mrs. Jane CROWL, widow of James Crowl, died at the residence of her son in law Eaton TAYLOR, near Hickory Hill, last Sunday evening. Mrs. Crowl attained her 89th birthday on the 22nd of February. Her maiden name was Whitcraft and she was the last of her generation of her family. She was a woman of good mind and remarkably strong physical constitution . Her final sickness began about a year ago, having previously had but little sickness.

Mrs. Jane TAYLOR, at her residence in Ashville, Little Britain township, Lancaster county, last Friday afternoon, in the 77th year of her age. She was the widow of Joseph C. Taylor one of the most widely known citizens of the southern end of Lancaster county. Mrs. Taylor had been ill for some months, never having fully recover from an attack of pneumonia she had last fall. She possessed much sympathy for the sickand afflictee and always gave her neighbors kind attention and consideration. Deaceased was the mother of David M. Taylor, Dr. E. C. Taylor and B. F. Taylor, Esq of Oxford

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March 28, 1890, in Ashville, Little Britain township, Lancaster county, Mrs Jane M. Taylor , widow of Joseph Taylor in the 77th year of her age . funeral this Wed. at 10:30 am internment at Eastland Burying ground

GALBRAITH - March 31, 181890 in Lancaster county of heart disease, William Galbraith of Coleraine township,age 76 funeral from his late residence on Thursday, April 3, at 11 o'clock a.m. relatives and friends are requested to attend without further notice

SMEDLEY - forth mo 1st , 1890 at his residence in Fulton township,Lancaster county, Thomas Smedley, in his 54th year. Funeral from his late residence on 6th day 4th instant at 11 o'clock and Penn Hill meeting at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends ar respectfully invited to attend without further notice. Carriages will meet coming on the train at Eldora Station, Peach Bottom Railroad.

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February 14, 1890

Phoebe KING , wife of Joseph King, of this city, died at Cimilario , Colfax county N.M., recently of a lung difficulty, at the age of 53 years. deceased had been ailing for some time, and last fall she went to New Mexico in hope that the change in climate would be benefical, but the good results hoped for were not recieved , and the lady gradually failed until death came. Mrs. King whose maiden name was Phoebe HARRIS was born in Athens county Ohio. In 1855 she was married to Joseph King. In 1860 Mr and Mrs. King moved to Jones county Iowa and in 1863 they located in this county, where they have since resided. Deceased leaves a husband and two children - Mrs. W. A. HALLOWELL and Miss Dora King, of this city, Mrs King at an early age became a devoted Christian She was a kind and indulgent mother, a loving and excellent helpmate, and a woman possessing many virtues. Her remains arrived in this city yesterday morning and her funeral will be held from her late residence , coner of eight and Mulberry streets, this afternoon at at 2 o'clock Rev. Bush officiating - Iowa State Register.

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Death of Dr J. M. PARKE

Dr J. M. PARKE, for many years a faithful and most efficent clerk in the Post - office Department at Washington, died in that city on March 24th. The Dr married Lucy NEAL, daughter of Thomas NEAL, a resident of southern Lancaster county, and he practiced medicine very successfully in that neighborhood for a number of years. His health then failing, on the recomendation of Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, he was appointed to this position in the early part of Lincoln's administration, and he had been in the post depaartment ever since. He leaves a wife and two married daughters, all living in Washington. His remains were brought to Lancaster county and buried from Chestnut Level Presbyterian church on last Thursday - Lancaster New Era



two aged and esteemed citizens of Cecil county, Md., died suddenly within a few days. On Thursday evening last John KIRK, residing with his son in law, Thomas J. FOSTER, at Harrisville, near Rising Sun, died very unexpectedly. He had partaken of his supper in his usual hearty manner and good spirts and soon after became ill and died while his daughter, Mrs. Foster, was giving him all the attention possible. He was in his 82nd year The deceased was a blacksmith and machinist and formerly carried on business extensivley.

On Monday morning last Samuel ENGLAND, who resided near Zion, arose as usual and was preparing for breakfast, to which he had benn called , when his son Gatchell, hearing a noise in his room, went in and found he had fallen upon the floor. He died soon afterwards. Mr England was a prominet citizen of Cecil county and for several years filled the office of school commisioner. He formerly carried on the undertaking business and later engaged in farming. He had attained his 82nd year.

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KING- At Kingsbridge, Lancaster county, on the 22nd inst. , after a brief illness of Pneumonia, James A. King, eldest son of Vincent King, age 27 yrs

GRACEY- November 23rd , at Lewisville, Pa of typhoid fever, Alexander Gracey , son of Joseph Gracey

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In memory of our mother Mercy K. Johnston, by H.I.H.,(poem followed)

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In loving memory of Ellis I. JOHNSTON, Died Feb 13, 1889, age 26 years(poem followed)Cochranville, April 15th H.I.H.

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Oxford Press Feb 27, 1889

Written on the death of our mother , Phebe M. KING (poem followed)Wakefield , Pa 2-17-1889 L.A.K.

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Third month 23d 1888, near Hickory Hill, Rachel Trimble, wife of Darlington HOOPES, aged 65 years

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Silver wedding in Drumore

The silver weeding of Mr. and Mrs. George EVANS was celebrated on Saturday, March 1st, 1884, at their residence by their neighbors and friends coming in masse and taking them by storm, they not knowing of the affair until the company arrived A sumptous banquet was spread and appreciated by all. Addresses were delivered by Rev. J.M. Galbraith, Rev. J.B. Turner, William S. Hastings, and Dr J.M. Deaver also Ross A. McCommon, who was the grooms best man twenty five years ago. A letter was read from Rev. T.C. Porter D.D. of Lafayette College Easton, Pa. who married them a quarter of a century ago, and E.T. Evans, a brother, of St Joseph Missouri, and the following poem by Mrs. N.D. Webb of Drumore was read by Mr. Turner:(poem & shot letter followed)The happy couple were the recipeants of quite a number of handsom gifts from their children and others. At the close of the joyful affair the company separated with expressions of hope that all night meet on the golden occasion

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The marriage of Miss Mary L. MOgan of Lancaster and Mr (?) Anseim V. HIESTER of Annville Lebanon county, occured August 16, at the home of the bride The ceremony was preformed by Rev. J. E. Hiester, D.D. father of the groom assisted by by Rev. F.A. Gast D.D.The bride is a daughter ofMary H. Morgan and resided in Oxford some years ago

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Grand surprise party- gotten up by the children of Joseph and Elizabeth MILLER, who reside near Penn Station Penn township, Chester county, took the house of the old couple by storm, on the 10th inst The day was the fiftieth aaniversary of their marriage, or golden wedding. The besieging party numbered about seventy five near relatives nineteen of them being grandchildren...........

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Wedding anniversary - As Monday the 12th inst., was the 15th anniversary of the marriage of Mr and Mrs. Edwin ARMSTRONG, some of their relatives determined to give them a little surprise and acquainted their freinds generally of the fact. Accordingly, about 10 o'clock, friends began to arrive at their residence in Lower Oxford..........

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WEBSTER - FELLOn the second mo 28th, 1884 , in Philadelphia, by Friends ceremony, Channing L. WEBSTER of Fernwood, Delaware county, to Marietta FELL of New London , Chester county, Pa

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March 3, 1884 , at the residence of Henry LONG in Oxford, Elizabeth J. SMITH, widow of William Smith in her 83rd year. Funeral on Thursday at one o'clock

March 4, 1884, at Rising Sun Md, Basil HAINES , in his 74th year

March 1, 1884 after an illness of a few days , at the residence of his son in law, Walter H. GARRETT, New London , Robert H. STRAWBRIDGE , age about 65 years

Feb 23, , near Rock Springs Md., William HALL aged about 94 years

Feb 25, 1884, in Lower Marion township, Montgomery county, Margaret LINCOLN. widow of Major MacVEAGH and mother of Hon Wayne MacVEAGH in her 92d year

March 2nd , 1884 in West Nottingham township, Mrs. Rebecca LOGAN, in the 78th yr of her age, funeral on Wed 5th inst at ten o'clock from the residence of J.C.HALL her son in law

At Fairfield, Lancaster county, Sunday 2nd inst, Chester J. infant son of Edwin W. and Anna GREGG age 3 mo 22 days (poem followed)

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William HILTON of Little Britain township, near Oak Hill, Lancaster county died suddenly at an early hour last Sunday morning.Himself and wife intended to go to camp meeting at Woodlawn on Sunday At about 3 o'clock he awaken his wife and said something to her about the proposed trip and then was silent. She spoke to him and heard him breathing heavely and then hurriedly arose and found him in a stupor, in which he was sufficently to take some stimulant, but soon again relapsed and died in a short time Dr. Sides was summoned who pronounced the cause of death to be apoplexy. Mr. Hilton had been subject to heart trouble for some years, but was able to carry on his farming operations and was on the day previous to his death engaged at work in his tobacco patch and it is supposed the much stooping this work requires caused congestion of blood on the brain. The deceased was about 56 years of age. A man of great industry and force of character and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. Through his enery he had established himself on a good farm and secured a competency. His funeral will take place on Thursday

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December 17, 1884

Lines on the death of a beloved daughter

At Homeville , Wedensday , November 19, 1884, of cerebral congestion, Clara L. CRISWELL , daughter of Joel T. and Harriett Criswell , age 14yr 1mo and 14 dyas(poem followed)

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The NEAL will case - Register of wills Taylor on Wedensday granted an issue to try the validity of the will of William NEAL, deceased.

Deceased left an estate of $100,000, and in his will , dated November 13th 1875 he leaves all his estate to such of his nephews and nieces "as may be living at the time of my death"

In the will Neal Hambleton , a nephew was named executor , and allowed 5 per cent on the total amount of the estate. Subsequently the testor was by a commisioner in Lunacy declared to be insane, and Neal Hambleton was appointed his committe , the will is being contested by children of deceased nephews and nieces, and by some of the beneficciaries under it, on the grounds principally that the testor was of unsound mind at the time of making the will, and subjected to undue influence on the part of Neal Hambleton. The case will be tried in Common Pleas - Philadelphia Ledger

William Neal died at the residence of Neal Hambleton , Goshen , Lancaster county on the 30th of June

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Death of Miss Rachel BROWN

From the Bloomington (Ill. )Pantagraph

The many friends of Rachel Brown, of Delvan, will be made profoundly sad by the intelligence of her death, which occured Saturday night, and was the result of a long illness, though it was only during the last few weeks of her life that she was confined to her bed. The deceased was born in Lancaster county Pennsylvania, April 23, 1824, and came to Illinios with her parents in 1828, since which year she she has resided in Tazwell county, in the vicinity of Delavan, she never married, and the years of her useful life were spent among her relatives, among who were her brothers Joshua, Daniel and Milner and her sisters Mrs. Jesse W. FELL, of Normal and Mrs. Mariam BAILEY, of Delavan. She was afflicted many years with asthmatic trouble and hayfever, compelling her to make yearly journeys in search of relief from her sufferings, and in that way had traveled that a great deal in different parts of the Union. Rachel Brown was a woman of rare ability and loveliness of character, who live a life of goodness and simplicity. She was a woman of warm affection and tender sensiblities, loving her friends dearly and being dearly loved by them. She readily made aquaintances, and with her aquaintances to friendship was but a step. Her friends were many and her memory will dwell with them as that of a true and worthy woman. The funeral of Rachel Brown took place at 10 o'clock at the Brown family burying ground at Delavan

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Phebe Sutton- The funeral notice of this aged woman, who died at the home of her son- law, Howard Coates, Little Britain, on the 16th ult. was published on the 18th

She was the widow of the late Charles Sutton of Fairfax county courthouse, Virginia, and was the youngest of a family of ten children, herself the mother of ten,the last of her family and her generation.

In her early married life - some sixty years ago - she went with her husband from Dutchess county New York to, to Fairfax county Virginia, their they commenced their pioneer life in a log house in a pine forest, using a ladder to go upstairs, and they introduced the first cook - stove used in that locality. Years passed; they got out of the wilderness into a new frame house, surrounded by fertile fields and signs of thrift, when the "War of the Rebellion" drove them and their famlies of eight children from that home. Mr. Sutton was one of the very few men of that vicinity that dared to vote against the "Ordinance of Secession" and forthwith left his home and family for saftey. Six weeks later, at the advance of the federal troops to the first Bull Run battle, he returned home. A few days later, after the defeat of the Union army, he and his family, with many northern neighbors, deserted their homes and traveled northward. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton with three of their children returned a year later, and again fled after Popes retreat for a few months. Angain they returned and commenced life anew in the delapitated home, stripped of porticos, doors and windows.They had next to no furniture, an axe only for tools, and five dollars in "greenbacks. Flour cost $20 a barrel and other things in proportion. Soldiers were all about them. They established a donut, pie and lemonade stand in their home, cleared money to buy a cow, sold milk and soon had another, and so continued until they had a dairy of twenty. Then Moseby captured Mr Sutton while milking. He was confined in Rebel prisons Castle Thunder - Libby and Salisbury - for seven and one half months, and just escaped death.

Mrs. Sutton endured many hardships and anxieties during her husbands long imprisonment, and yet survived him fifteen years

eight children, twenty eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive her.Her children areMrs. Marianna SMITH, of Chicago, Miss Josephine SUTTON of Washington DC, Mrs Alice M. COATES of Little Britain Pa,Mrs Adelaide Libbey of Washington, Pa, Mrs. Charles A. Sutton of Pitken Colorado, John W. SUTTON of Vienna Fairfax county Virginia, Mrs Sarah Jane MORRISON of Gandy, Logan co Nebraska, and Mrs Ella BAIN of Parian, Colorado

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Death of Horace CUTLER

Horace CUTLER died at his residence in Drumore township, Lancaster county, Saturdaay night. Mr Cutler had been ill with Typhoid fever about ten days. He leaves a family consisting of a wife and four children to mourn his early death, he being 34 years of age. The deceased was an intelligent and progressive farmer and his death is a loss to the community in which he resided.

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Eighth month 4, 1885 in Fulton township, Lancaster county, suddenly of heart disease, Sophia C. SMEDLEY, wife of Thomas Smedley , aged about 50 years. Funeral to meet at Penn Hill Meeting house at two o'clock on Friday next.

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Nov 15, 1884 in Drumore township,lancaster county. James KANE, age about 65 years

Nov 14, 1884 in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Abram GATCHELL, aged about 65 years

Nov 15, 1884 at the residence of his father Samuel J. REYBURN, in Upper Oxford, of consumption George W. Reyburn, aged about 34 years

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The Lancaster Intellingencer says: Another old defender of the war of 1812 has gone. Mr. Abraham GREGG, a citizen of Fairfield, Lancaster county, for the last sixty years, died on Thursday Sept 2, in his 85th year. He had been a very active and enterprising man until some twelve years ago, when he was prostrated by paralysis, which has rendered him incabable of helping himself to any extent. He was the principal man in building up the thriving village of Fairfield. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren numbered fifty two. His second wife, by whom he had no children, died on the 5th inst. in her 92nd year. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, by her former husband (Mr. AILES) numbered on hundred and nineteen.

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KIRK on the 30th of tenth month, 1887 at the residence of Ellwood M. STUBBS Drumore township, Lancaster county, Dinah KIRK,in the 89th year of her age. she was of one of that remnant of the colored race doomed to service until they attained the age of 28 years. Her mother Jane Kirk, having been born a slave and so remained until 1790, when the law of Pennsylvania providing for the general emancipation of slavery was enacted. The subject of this notice was born at the residence of Vincent and Pricilla Stubbs, little Britain township, now Fulton township, and for three generations has resided in the Stubbs family. for several years past she has been feeble, unable to do much; nevertheless she was kindly cared for until her end Her remains were interred at Friends burying ground, Penn Hill

pg 103


The funeral of William BROWN , of Fulton township, took place on the 5th inst; instead of the 4th as stated in last weeks PRESS.

The funeral met at Little Britain Presbyterian Church and the services were conducted by the minister, Alonzo Michael, who after offering a long prayer and reading the 90th psalm and 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians, delivered the sermon

An opportunity was then given to view the corpse, when the assembly repaired to the graveyard to witness the sad last rites.

The deceased was a stong advocate of the temperance cause, and a highly respected citizen. He leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss; and particulary sad it is for his children to be thus suddenly bereft of their only remaining parent , their mother having died a few years ago.

pg 104

Farm Burned by lightning

The barn on the farm of Abner BROWN, near Wakefield Lancaster County; was struck by lightning during the heavy storm last thursday evening and entirely consumed. The farm is operated by William FITE who loses his crop ect.. . The loss is is not less than $3000 and is total, as there is no insurance . Mr. Brown resides on another farm, not far distant. It is stated he intends to rebuild as soon as possible.

pg 104, b

The Ancient Grave-yards of the "Lower End"

Morrison's near Centerville, Drumore townhip, Lancaster County - Revelotionary Patriot Interred Therein - Early SettlersBuried Here - The Steeles, Morrisons, Kings, Ewings and many other of Scotch - Irish Fame

"Beneath those rugged elms, that yew trees shade

Where heaves the turf in many mouldering heap

Each in his narrow cell forever laid

The rude forefathers of the Hamlet sleep

What is known as Morrison's graveyard, and another of like area deeded to Little Britain Church by Thomas Carmichael, now on the farm of Thos. P. King, Fulton township, are two of the oldest places of interment in the southern end of Lancaster county .

The former is situated a short distance south of the village of Centerville, Drumore township. For many years it was secured by a mural enclosure, but this becoming dilapidated, it was removed and a strong board fence substituded instead.

Passing by this last resting place of the forefathers of the hamlet, we enlighten from our carriage , and if not, like "Old Mortality", to rescue from oblivion, at least to read the weather torn epitaphs as they appear on the acient headstones

The oldest marked mound was that of a child, and for ought we know it may have been the first body placed here. The headstone is a fine slate and was imported from Wales; the date proving that it was placed here long before the manufacture of slate commenced in this country. We copy the following:

In Memory of

William Mitchell Jun

who dec'd Sep'r 7th , 1743

age 4 years

The next in order of internment is one who in all probability was the ancestor of many now living of the same name, in this part of the county, The headstone is also of slate and contains the following Epitaph:

Here Lies the Body of

John Jamison

who died May 3rd , 1751, age 44yrs

Omnia mors aequat

The third in order is the grave in common of two, persons among the early settlers of Drumore, and will be recognized by a number of our readers as the ancestors of many of the present inhabitants of that township. This grave is marked by a marble slab resting on a brick structure and is the work of descendants who have taken care to see that the grave of their kindred is kept in repair. From off this marble slab we copy the following:

In Memory of

Walter Penny

Who departed this life

May 24, 1754

in the 69th year of his age


Margery Penny

who departed this life Dec. 30th, 1760

age 78 years

Hard by is another monument, simular in every respect. It points the burial place of one of the "Men of'76", here is the epitaph:

In Memory of Robert King, Esq.

A Revolutionary officer,

who departed this

the 14th day of August 1827

aged 82 years


In memory of


wife of Rob't King

who departed this life

July 22, 1825aged

68 years

Robert King was a lieutenant, fifth of that rank, in the battalion of Lancaster county Militia, 1777. Jas. Watson was colonel. Among the officers of this battle were Robert Kings neighbors. John Scott, and Jas. Patterson, who were captains, and Thomas Clark and John Caldwell, as held the same commision as himself. Robert King was the paternal grandfather of Mrs. Jennet McCollough of Oxford, Chester county ,and Mrs. Ellen Sides , of Fairfield Lancaster county, and father of the late Robert King of Lancaster , Pa.

The Steeles were quite a noted family in the Revolutionary history of this country. Archibald Steele, John Steele, and William Steele were very prominent men in their day, all three brothers being in the army under Washington and Benedict Arnold. One of the family of Steeles we noticed is intered in this grave-yard, and may of been the father of these revolutionary heros


Lies the Body of

Samuel Steele

who dec'd July the 31st


In the 34th year of

his age

Two acient stones, "In memory of Robert Polk, who departed this life, December 9th, 1761 age 21 years" and "Here lies the Body of Margaret Rippey who died April ye 10th 1764 age 17 years. " are to us unknown. There may be those living who are decesdants , and can trace out their family genealogy.

Two more ancient looking headstones - much the worse of the weathering- designate respectively the last resting place of Alexander Ewing and Moses Black, names yet recognized in this vicinity

In memory of

Alexeander Ewing

who departed this life

April 25th, 1758

age 66 years

Here Lieth the

body of

Moses Black

who departed this

life March 8th

1768 age 35 years

Although this is called Morrison's grave-yard we find the name but of one, and this not of the earliest pioneers, It runs thus:

Sacared to the memory of Mrs. Rachel Morrison, who departed this life January 3rd 1830, aged 43 years, 3 mo, and 28 days The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible" 1st cor 15,22

With those epitaphs we shall close our article from notes taken during a half hours ramble in one of the oldest of our repositories for the ...(last word unreadable)

**note of person transcribing this article, The sTelle brothers mentioned were sons of William and Rachel Carr Steele. Their children including the above mentioned brothers being born between 1740-1768, the above named Samuel being to be young to be a parent to most)

pg 107

An Old Farmer and His Work

We learn from Archibald BROWN , an old resident of the lower end, that he drilled twenty one acres of corn to poles in ten days, on the large farm of N. D. SCOTT, near Wrightsdale, this spring. He is a man of sixty years of age, and the horse was twenty six years old, as sound as a dollar, and is a good work horse yet, notwithstanding his good old age. Mr. Brown was the first man in the southern Lancaster county to plant corn with a drill. This was in 1844, on the farm of Hon. Henry CARTER, near New Texas. The drill was manufactured at Oxford, Chester county, by a Mr. Dickey, and was first brought into the lower end of this county by Day WOOD, deceased who lived near Wakefield, and was at one time a member of the state legislature.

pg 107, b

Gone West

Ellis H. BROWN of Wrightsdale, Lancaster county, who recently sold his property at public sale, started on Tuesday morning May 18 , in company with his wife and three children, accompanied by Wood ASHBY, for Kansas City, Missouri. He will remain in the above city with his brother in law, William MATTHEWS, who left Nottingham Chester county, last fall for west. John J. HOOPES a Lancaster coutian by birth and a son of Thomas HOOPES of Fulton township, is located about two miles from the above city, as civil engineer on the Kansas Railroad. He is a well known man in this section, and highly educated, having graduated at Millersville State Normal School in the elementary, scientific, and classical courses. For several years he was connected as civil engineer on the P.R.R. and before his departure for the west he was employed on the South Bend Railroad at the same business.

Charles FELL, a prominent citizen of Little Britain and a member of the well known firm of the Octoraro cannery, of Kirk's Mills, started on a western trip on the same day. Mr Fell will absent about a month. On his way out he will visit Jacob Fell, in Ohio, a former resident of this county, and his son Arthur Fell, who is located in Southern Missouri on a large farm.

pg 107, c

A Skilled Mechanic

One of the most skilled and practical machinist in Fulton township is John EVANS who is located at Wakefield. Mr Evans was formerly of Chester county , and moved to this county in 1883, and commenced to work at his trade at the above place, and during this time recieved the patronage of our citizens in repairin their machinery............

pg 108

wedding bells rang right merrily on the occation of the marriage of Dr. Lewis H. KIRK and Miss Emily WILLIS in West Philadelphia, on Tuesday of last week. A number of citizens of Chester, Lancaster and Cecil counties were present. The groom being formerly of Pleasant Grove , Lancaster County, son of Roger H. Kirk, a well known director of the National Bank of Oxford. The bride is a niece of Isaac CLOTHER, of the firm Strawbridge and Clother. a tour to Watkins Glen and Niagara Falls and the lakes is being made by the wedded pair

pg 110


HAMBLETON - on the 21st of 11th mo 1871 , at the residence of her brother, Charles Hambleton, Upper Oxford, Chester county, Pa. Sarah HAMBLETON, in the 77th year of her age

HARRIS-In West Nottingham township, on the 19th of November, of apoplexy, John HARRIS, in the 56 year of his age

BROUGHTON-On Tuesday the 24th inst, of Lower Principo, Cecil county Md, in the 40th year of his age

FURNISS- on the 2nd inst, at the residence of her son in law, E Henry HAINES, in Fulton township, Lancaster County, Ann FURNISS, in her 73rd year

PORTER-on the 2nd inst, at her residence in Fulton township, Sarah PORTER age 87 years

LEWIS-on the 4th inst, of comsumption, Andrew LEWIS, a highly esteemed citizen of Fulton township, aged 54 years

pg 114


Annie Ambler

Annie wife of Ambler B. AMBLER, died wedensday night of last week at her home, near McSparran, Lancaster County, deceased was a daughter of Martha and the late Samuel DORSEY. The funeral was held on Saturday and was largely attended. Rev. J.M. Galibreath, pastor of the deceased, conducted the service at her late home. The burial was made in the cemetery at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church.

pg 116


McVEY-On the 5th inst, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Hannah, aged 21 years, daughter of Jeremiah and Rebecca McVEY. After a years suffering , which she borewith Christian fortitude, hath passed away this young and lovely one, we hope to that better land

WHITE - August 23rd 1878, in Pennsville , Morgan county Ohio, at the residence of her son Thompson, Esther White, widow of Abner White, formerly of Nottingham , in her 87th year.

PITT - On the 8th inst , at the residence of his son D. M. PITT , New London township, John B. Pitt, in the 84th year of his age. Internment St John's grave yard, today (Wedensday), leave the house at 10 o'clock. Services in the church.

SHANKS - August 21st at Colera, Md of cholera infantum Elliott A. only son of Samuel F. and Rebecca A. Shanks, aged 14mo 1 week 3 days

pg 119


KIRK - At Kirk's Mills, Lancaster County, on the 20th inst, of paralysis, Elizabeth Kirk, aged fifty four years. funeral on forth day 23rd at ten o'clock, at Eastland meeting house

ABRAMS- At the residence of her father , John R. Abrams, near Brick Meeting House , Md , on Thursday May 17th, Lizzie G. Abrams , aged 37 years and 2 days

pg 120

Death of Colonel Kersey COATES

He Dies in Kansas City, Where He Became a Wealthy and Prominent Citizen

Colonel Kersey Coates died at Kansas City Missouri, on the 24th ult, in the sixty fourth year ofhis age. Last November Colonel Coates was stricken with typhoid fever, hovering between life and death for many weeks. About six weeks ago he recovered suffciently to walk about them, when his physician advised a trip to California , and chartering a train, he went to the Golden State, taking his family and some friends along. About two weeks ago he returned, got a relapse and sank rapidly

The deceased was a son of Lindley Coates of Sadsbury township, Lancaster county, and , like his father was an avowed abolitionist. In early life he read law with Thaddeus Stevens, and was a one time principal of the Lancaster High School.He was ambitious, however, to get on in the world, and the east did not present the opportunities that were sought by one of his active , vigorous temperament. After spending some time in Philadelphia, he went to Kansas City, this being 1854, and Kansas City being then a small place - little more than the terminus of a much traveled trail. So he grew up with the place, or the place grew up with him ; in a word he did more than any other man, perhaps, to develop the place and make it the great city it now is. He became prominent in the Free Siol movement, and during the war, became a colonel of a militia.

Engaging in the real estate business, his wealth grew rapidly, and he also came pocessed of large railroad interests. He helped to build the Mexico and Santa Fe road, and became president of it. Indeed there was not a substantial in Kansas Citythat he was not identified with, and it was a common saying in Kansas City for years, when any new enterprise was discussed, that there was no assurance that it would be "a go" until Kersey Coates took hold of it. He built - and owned until his death - a magnificent opera house, and also a large and elegant hotel, one of the finest in the west. He was eminent in all business matters , and was one of the most successful and influential men in Kansas City.

A wife , who was formerly Miss Sarah CHANDLER of Kennett Square, one daughter and two sons survive. The daughter is the wife of HomeREED, who with Aruther, ason of the deceased, is in the real estate business. The other son Lindley, assisted the father in looking afer his vast business affairs. His mother Mrs. Rebecca Coates, resides with her sister in law, Mrs. Emeline Coates, near West Grove Chester county

pg 120, b

Death By Drowning

a sad case of drowning in the Octorara creek occurred on Monday last week. Timothy HARVEY , who lived a Woods' Chrome Bank, Little Britain township, Lancaster county, was drowned near his home by accidentally falling into the creek. In company with Edward PATTON he was returning home from Rock Springs in a buggy, and on arriving at the stream it was found so swollen by the rain, which was then falling, that Mr Patton refused to cross the ford. at this point it is a shorter route to cross into Chester county, go up stream a short distance and recross again at another ford and reach the Chrome Bank then to make a long detour around to avoid the hill on the Lancaster county side. Harvey got out of the wagon, and despite Patton's protestations and coaxing, determined to walk up the hillside along the creek to his home. He was intoxicated, and had not gone far along the steep and rough bank of the stream until he slipped, fell and rolled down into the water, where he drowned. On Mr Patton's arrival home, and finding his friend had not reached there, his worst fears were aroused. He at once sent a son of the unfourtunate man to look for him.. The boy soon found his father's hat and coat (which he carried on his arm) lying on the hillside, and going down to the stream, saw his body in the water. He called to a young man named Conner on the opposite side, who crossed the bridge and assisted in taking the body from the water, life was extinct. There was a cut on the side of the head produced by the fall. An inquest was held by Deputy Coroner Wesley , and the jury rendered a verdict of accidental drowning. The deceased was about 58 years of age, and leaves a wife a large family of children. He was a workman on the Tyson farm and at the chrome pits.

pg 121

The Late Dr Townsend

The late Dr William W. Townsend, who was buried at old West Grove,last Wednesday, studied medicine after reaching middle age,and while he had the care of a family. At that time he was a resident of Little Britain township, Lancaster county, where he carried on farming and taught school during the winter. His health was not good, having been aflicted with asthma from early life.After graduating from Jefferson Medical college he removed to Londongrove, Chester county, and engaged in the practice of medicine. He was for some years resident physician of Chester county almshouse, a position he filled with great ability.Some years since he removed to Bridesburg, where he opened a drugstore and also continued the practice of his profession. He was a man of more than ordinary ability and very sucessful in the practice of medicine.

pg121, b

The Progenitor of the Boyds in America.

From the Lancaster Inquirer, April 11th

Notwithstanding its sesqui-centennial is almost here, those accustomed to manuscript would pronounce the time stained but remarkably well preserved document now lying open before me as "plain as print" It was written in Ireland on the 2nd of October 1736. It is the Quaker certificate of membership which Samuel Boyd, the progenitor of that large and well known Boyd family, now living in Lancaster York and Chester counties and elsewhere in southeastern Pennsylvania, brought with him to America when he emigrated from near the Giant's Causeway 149 years ago:

From our men's meeting held at Ballynachree in the county of Antrim and North Ireland, 2nd month 10th , 1736. To the Friends of Several Meetings of ye people called Quakers in the providence of Pennsylvania in America or elsewhere

Dear Friends: Our friend Samuel Boyd having for some considerable time past an Inclination to remove himself and family from this to your providence, did acquaint us therewith, and desired we might take his said intentions under our Consideration, which we have done, and hereby signafye unto you that from our Knowledge and Intamate Aquaintance with the said Samuel Boyd (whose parents were innocent crediable friends, under whose care he was Educated in ye profession of truth Amongst us)he hath Behaved hinself soberly, honestly and Innocently, as a christian friend and neighbour amongst us, since, as well as before, their death, and his wife, who is and hath been one of our Society, hath also behaved herself honestly and soberly, since she came amongst us. And the said Samuel and his wife is in love and unity with us at parting, and are free from debt or any scandall so far as we know.

We heartily Recommend them to Gods protecting providence as their surest help and support in these their intentions. We also intreate you that your care may be over and Love towards them, as friends and Members of our Society, for the good of them and family. Believing the Said Samuel will Behave himself(By Gods blessings) worthy of your regard and fellowship.

Signed in behalf of said meeting by : James Moore, Thomas Gregg, William Moore, James Henderson, Joseph Boyd, Lewis Redford, Thomas Evans, John Ranell, John Stirling

Samuel Boyd became a member of Nottingham Meeting. When the Little Britain Meeting - house was built at Oak Hill in 1758 he was one of the committee designated by Nottinham Meeting for that purpose. He long survived, a much respected member of the society. All the Pennsylvania Boyds are descended from him and ex sheriff Stephen W. P. Boyd, late of Fulton township, was his great great grandson.

pg121, c

Abram MEDCALF was a wagon maker at Oxford about 1800. He was a Jolly fellow and perhaps , was of the same kind of composition as the miller mentioned in Bickerstaff’s “Love in a Village” The verse is

There was a jolly miller Lived on the river Dee;
He danced and sang from morn to night-
no lark as blith as he;
And this the burden of his song
For ever used to be-
‘I care for nobody, no not I,
If nobody cares for me.

About the time Abe worked in his shop, which stood on the ground adjacent to the north end of the old graveyard , the people, some of them at least, were superstitious. They were firm belivers in such nonsense as ghost and supernatural spirits , an if the windows of their house rattled at midnight and they heard the noise , why bless us, under the bed clothes went their heads for fear of seeing a witch astride a broomstick. To be sure this silly thing was fostered by some people until timid ones d ed not look doors after the feable glim had been doused Nightly the male portion of the early dwellers of Cross Roads, who evidently lost on opportunity of cultivating the acquaintance of liqud spirits, would assemble in the small barroom of Hood’s T ern and there by the light of a big fire sit and sip their grog, smoke their pipes and tell ghost stories as the dying candles sparrtered weirdly. Abe Medcalf was full of the very lasest ghost yarns, and knew who had seen the “ little old woman with the igh cap on a broomstick last night He always would up his stories with the Irishmans pray for his son :Protect my son against all witches, wharlo and long nibbed things that halloo ‘whirr lawhaw’ in the night-time” After a good night drink the men lef the tavern and sought their humble dwellings as quitely and as quickly as their legs would allow them . The principal stamping ground for the ghost in these days was in the big woods which covered the land on either side of the road leading to the Brick eeting House. That road now third street , was then, commencing at the corner of third and broad streets , swampy, muddy and full of quick sands. It was such a miserable road that it recieved the odd name of “massacripple” from its early travelers. A n ber of times timber was cut down with which to patch the dangerous sections. Well along this road it was said that ghost were thick and nobody except those compelled ever went on it after nightfall. It was a practice with some of the farmers who had to travel on the massacripple after dark to ride their blind horses for fear the animals would see a ghost and run away with the also terrified rider.

pg 123

To The Memory of Florence A. GRYDER

(poem followed)

3 mo. 24th, 1883

pg 127

May 15, 1883, at her residence in West Marlborough township, Edith DARLINGTON, in her 86th year

Fifth month 16, 1883, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, after a lingering illness, Ida youngest daughter of William M. Way, in the 19th year of age

April 26, 1883, Near Homeville of catarrah, Freddie, infant son of Wm. W. and Maggie McCLURG, age 5 mo 18 days(poem followed)

May 3, 1883 , in Delta York county,Clara only daughter of Henry and Lottie Baer, age 1 year ,1month 1 day(poem followed by her Aunt M. C.)

pg 129 thru 136

Many Reports from the Fulton Farmers Club

pg 137

Recently I enjoyed the privilege of winding up a tall, handsome old clock made by Chandlee, Nottingham, which stands in a cozy room at Franklin LANGDON'S residence at Harrisville near Rising Sun, Cecil county. The clock together with a bible and dictonary, were the presents Robert FINDLEY gave his friend James MAXWELL, of Farmington, when he married Elizabeth PATTON, as the 18th century was waning . This brazen faced time oiece was, the property of Mrs. Langdon, was in the Maxwell family for 90 years, four generations having wound it. If the clock could speak what tales of joy and sorrow it would tell of days long ago. years back it stood in a recess of a room with a gaping fireplace. The roof which sheltered it is on the frame and stone house at Farmington beneath which James Maxwell, his father and Thomas Maxwell, a son of the former, representitves of three generations, were born resided and died in. This old structure is now owned by James Maxwell and John Cameron, descendants of its original possessors.

pg 141

Ruthanna C. Coates

Ruthanna Cook COATES , widow of Warrick Coates, passed away Monday forenoon at her home in Russellvillein the 84th year of age. She had been failing for some months, her death resulting from valvular insufficiency of the heart, producing dropsy. Mrs. Coates was a daughter of William and Susan COOK, deceased, who resided for several years at Pleasant Grove, Lancaster county. She was a life member of the Society of Friends and was also an overseer and elder of Homeville monthly. Her husband died March 15, 1897. She leaves one daughter and two sons; Susanna Wood and Pusey Coates of Russellville, Dr. Truman Coates of Oxford. One sister also survives; Mrs Julia A. Brown of west Lafayette, Indiana. The internment will be made Saturday in the burying ground at Homeville Friends Meeting house

pg 141 B

Death of Edwin H. Coates

Edwin H. COATES, a well known citizen of Philadelphia , died at his home in that city on Wedensday last, from a disease of the kidneys. The deceased was a son of Dr. Caleb Coates, and after recieving a common school education learned the trade of tailor, and until a few years ago carried on business. Early in life he became actively interested in several reform movements, but was most prominent in anti slavery and temperance movements. While a member of the Anti - Slavery Society, his house at Sixth and Cherry streets, Philadelphia, was one of the stations on the "underground railroad" the fugitive slaves finding shelter at his house during the day , and at night being passed on their way to Canada. Mr. Coates was a pronounced Republican, and was for years in great demand as a stump speaker. He was a member of the Sons of Temperence. Mr Coates in 1835 married Sarah Dull of Philadelphia, and the nation was blessed with eight children, all of whom are living. He was well known in this vicinity, and about a year ago lectured in Oxford for the benefit of the colored Methodist Church

pg 142

COATES - Fifth month 15,1899, in Russelville, Pennsylvania, Ruthanna Coates relict of Warrick Coates, in the 84th year of age Funeral on the seventh day 20th inst at 10 oclock from the residence of her daughter , Susanna WOOD. Burial in Homeville Friends burying ground Relatives and friends invited to attend.

pg 142 B

December 20th ,1886, in Fulton township, Lancaster County, Mary K. HAINES , wife of William P. Haines in her 60th year of age

Twelth month 7th 1886 in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Anna M. WAY, daughter of William M amd Mary E. Way in the 36th year of her age

December 19, 1886 in Philadelphia George BRINTON son of Frank D. and Fanny D. GRAHAM, age 3years and 2 months. Internment in Birmingham burying ground on Wedensday

Esther R. PRESTON , and elder and member of Octoraro Particular and Nottingham Monthly Meeting died 17th of twelth month, of cancer in the lung, in her 69th year. Interred in cemetery attached to her favorite meeting house, on her farm , third day 21st of Twelth month, 1886 sadly missed and deeply mourned SISTER

pg 142 C

Death of Mary K. Haines

On the morning of the 20th inst Mary K. HAINES, wife of William P. Haines, died at her home. She was a daughter of Jacob KIRK of Kirk's Mills, Lancaster County where she remained for many years after her marriage, but after the death of Jeremiah B. Haines - father of William P. Haines- the latter removed to Pleasant Grove with his family and later removed to the farm upon which he now resides. Duringtheir residence at Pleasant Grove the deceaswd became inflicted with disease and the last few years of her life have been years of suffering and sacrafice. Deprived on account thereof of the many pleasures and privliges of life, such as social intercource with near and dear relitives and friends - and being compelled to await the developments of the unfortunate state of health, she displayed a spirit of resignation, humility and fortitude seldom equalled and never surpassed, as the testimony of those around her bear witness. Never murmering, always patient with her lot and more concerned with the welfare of others than her own. The patient suffering of such must meet its rewards.

The relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend her funeral from the residence of her husband, near Pleasant Grove at 10 am on fifth day 12th month 23rd, and at Penn Hill Meeting house

pg 145

KIRK - HOLLOWAY - fifth month 16, 1883 at the residence of the bride's brother, Alfred Holloway, near Darlington , Md, by Rev. Mr. Smith, Levi B. Kirk of Fulton township, Lancaster county and May R. Holloway of Hartford couny Md.

pg 145 B

Mrs. Rachel HOKE, wife of Hon. Joseph T. Hoke, who died suddenly at her home in Kingwood, West Virginia, on the 1st inst, was the only daughter of Hon. Day WOOD, deceased of Fulton township, Lancaster County. She married Mr. Hoke in 1868 and removed to Virginia. Mr H. who was formerly judge of the court at Keyser , is now a member of West Virginia Legislature.He is a Republican in politics. Mrs Hoke was an esteemable woman

pg 146

Nov 7, 1889, at the residence of her son, William HAMILTON, near Gatchelville, York county, Johosheba Coates, widow of the late George COATES, in her 84th year

November 25, 1889, Thaddeus MOGRAN, son of John and Martha Morgan of Drumore township, Lancaster county, funeral on Thursday, Nov 28, at 10 o clock a.m.

Eleventh month 21, 1889, at his residence with William WAY, in the sixth district of Cecil county, Md. James H. SCOTT, in his 52nd year A skillful denist and exemplary in truth

On the 25th inst 11:45 p.m., at the residence of her son, Charles H. STUBBS, M.D., at westbrook, Lancaster county. Rachel H. Stubbs, aged seventy six years.due notice of funeral will be given.

pg 148

The Golden Wedding - Read at the 50th anniversary of the marriage of John and Eliza THOMPSON, Cecil county, Md., June 24, 1881(this celebration was postponed from Jan 21, 1881.

Poem followed....

pg 149

A Reminiscence

(this will be an absract of this long article)

The home of my Childhood,(written from-->) Normal Illinois Jan 14, 1888

I have thru the kindness of my neighbor Jesse BLACKBURN of this place

...My father Jesse Fell, in the spring of 1816 moved form the immediate neighborhood neighborhood of Toughkenamon, in New Garden township, to a farm he bought on the Octoraro, He bought the place of Jesse Wood.....

twas there in 1816 my father settled with nine children including three that were born on the farm, I being at that time 3 years old. I was the 5th one. All of them except two are today living - the oldest in his 85th year, is inHeppner, Oregan, the youngest died 30 years since, ; the third Jesse Fell, departed this life less than a year since in Normal Illinois; all the rest are living today as I believe. I am in my seventy fifth year. It is sixty one years since I was at our old home, although I carried on blacksmithing at Smedley's shops in 1835 and 1836......

Yours truley Robert FELL

Poem followed

pg 149 b

Jan 6th, 1888, in Little Britain township, Lancaster county, William Eber , infant son of Laura and Ellsworth CARTER, age 6 weeks

First month 11th, 1888 in Fulton township, Lancaster County, of Scarlet Fever , Elva R. daughter of Albert H. and Mary J. BROWN aged 2years 11 months 29 days

pg 152 b

DRENNEN- on the 14th inst , in Fulton township, Lamcaster County,William Drennen in his 81st year

Poem folloed signed JENNIE

DORSEY - IN Rowlandsville Md , Jan 31, 1877 Margaret M. Dorsey age 16 years 9 months

Poem followed dated after poem Feb 15, 1877

TOWSON -On the 16th inst at the residence of his father, Fulton township, Lancaster county, Joseph W. Towson age about 32 years

JONES - Feb 18, in New Castle county Delaware, Annie McDowell Jones, formerly of Cecil county md.

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Thirty fifth wedding anniversary

A pleasant gathering was held at the residence of Robrt Montgomery, fourth didtrict Cecil county,Md. on the 22nd of May.......

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TAYLOR, June 2, 1882, at the residence of her grandparents, Charles and Mary STANNART, in Philadelphia Mary Ella TAYLOR, daughter of David Taylor, Oxford and the late Rebecca Taylor , deceased aged 16 years 9 months

WILEY - May 27, 1882, East Nottingham, Matilda B. WILEY, wife of John WILEY age 66years 7 months 24 days

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From Delavan (Illinois) Times of Jan 5, sent us by W. C. HAINES, we copy the following obituary lines on the death of Mrs Miriam BAILY who died on the 30th ult age 76 years and 7 days

Mrs. Miriam Bailey was the daughter of William and Rachel BROWN, esteemed members of the Society of Friends. She was born on the 23rd day of December, 1805 in Little Britain township, now Fulton township, Lancaster county Pa She came to Illinios with her parents in 1828, was married to Jeremiah Baily May 18, 1830 This county has been her home except thirteen years in Warren county and two brief residences in St Louis and Springfield. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom are now living and all are , or have been married . and all but one have families of their own.....

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Obituary - Amos GRIEST , a well known citizen of Eden township, Died at his residence near Quarryville, on the 8th inst in his 64th year of age, born in Cecil county Md. near the Pa line he learned the trade of blacksmith which he followed in early life. His father John Griest was a member of the Society of Friends .......The family consisted of four sons and a daughter Elwood, Isaac , Amos, Sophia and John- all of whom are now dead. Amos was a gaint in size and strength in in his early years, an adept in all manly sports, and universal favorite with those who knew him.He married a daughter of Jacob Eckman, of Eden township, who with five daughters and a son survive him. He was an unusally kind neighbor and greatly beloved in the family circle - Lancaster Inquirer

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sixth month 30th 1884, at the residence of her grandparents J.D. and H.J. HEADLY near rising Sun Md. Mamie H. REYNOLDS daughter of W. Preston and Harriet M. Reynolds age 5 years 4 months

pg 169

In Memoriam

Elizabeth W. MOORE, wife of Jeremiah Moore after a short illness died of pneumonia at their residence in New London township , 2nd mo 12th day 1874 in her 72nd year, her fueral took place New West Grove meeting house on first day 15th inst......

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RING - May 3, 1882 in West Fallowfield township, George W. Ring age 76 years

FRYLING - May 4, 1882 in Oxford, Andrew Fryling in his 13th year

PRICE- May 6, 1882, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Joseph PRICE, age about 65 years

McVEY- May 3, 1882, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Hannah McVEY aged 84 years

MILLER - May 3, 1882, in Coatsville, Benjamin I Miller in his 82nd year

CHEEVERS- April 17, 1882, in Upper Oxford, Thomas T. son of Ella V. Cheevers, age 2 years 3 months

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Obituary Sarah PENNOCK

Died at her residence in Franklin township,Chester county , Pa 8th mo 14, 1886Sarah Pennock

The subject of this notice was born in London Britain township 8th mo11th 1812, She was the daughter of Reuben Hayes and Hannah Bane, her paternal ancestor Henry Hayes emigrated from England and settled where the villiage of Unionville is located in 1705 Her maternal ancestor Alexander Bane emigrated from Wales and located in Goshen, Chester county in 1711

First mo 10, 1844 she was joined in marriage With Joseph E. PENNOCK, a descendant of Christopher Pennock of "Primitive Hall", soon after their marriage they settled in New London, now Franklin township were she resided to the time of her decease, not over three miles from where she was born and spent her girlhood...she was a devoted wife loving mother ...Her remains were interred at old Grove Friends meeting house....She leaves besides her husband three children - Joel W. resides Esast Nottingham, Morris and Margaret B. who reside with their father

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June 15, 1887, near Elkton, Joshua JACKSON, in the 85th year of age

June 12, 1887, At Gap Lancaster County, Mary B. wife of William D. HOAR, aged about 50 years

June 19, 1887, In Little Britain township, Lancaster County, Fredrick son of John and Susan HESS

Sixth mo 18th 1887, at the residence of her son in law, Burleigh HAMBLETON, Atglen Martha Whitson, widow of Thomas Whitson, in her 87th year.

Sixth month 19th, in Salem Ohio Amos Martindale PASSMORE, Youngest son of John W. & Alice M. Passmore, funeral at the residence of his parents on the 21st

LEE - In memory of our little Blanche, daughter of Leonard W. and Eliza E. Lee, died Feb 10, 1887, age 1 year 11 months, 17 days

Poem followed

The name of the person whose death occured at Eastland on the 13th inst. was Leah F. MOORE, instead of Sarah F. Moore as reported in the last week's press

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A Tribute to our Dead Mother

At her residence in Fulton township, Lancaster County, Pa on Tenth Month 15th, 1887 , Margaret I. TOLLINGER, in the 69th year of her age

poem followed

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REYNOLDS- In Fulton township, Lancaster county, on the 5th inst. , Mrs. Mary W. Reynolds, age 24 years 6 months

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MOORE -on the 5th inst., in Drumore township, Lancaster county, Anna Moore wife of Thomas Moore, formerly of Chester county, age about 67 years

BARNARD - On the 8th inst. In west Barlborough township, Catharine Barnard, wife of Enos Barnard, age about 38 years

PENNOCK - In East Nottingham township, Chester county, July 10th Sidney D. Pennock , age 48 years, widow of the late Morton Pennock, of Kennett Square

McDOWELL - Near Elkview, Chester county, on the 14th inst. of cancer Andrew McDowell, age about 75 years

CHANDLER - in Oxford on the 15th inst.Martha A. Chandler wife of Thomas Chandler, aged 35 years 11 months

FLAHARTY- on the 7th inst. in Fulton township, Lancaster county Ashton Flaharty aged about 60 years

GATCHEL - Near Rising Sun Maryland, July 5th after a lingering illness, Job Haines Gatchel , aged 28 years 2 months

ENTRIKEN - At Shomokin, Pa July 11th, of disease of the brain Annie Ella, daughter of Thos. R. and Katie Entriken, age 1 year 5 months nineteen days. West Chester papers please copy.

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SUDDEN DEATH- Jesse IRWIN , a well to do farmer and highly resected citizen of Cecil county, near Lombardville, died very suddenly under very particular circumstances last Saturday. The deceased was present at a trail of skill in wheeling a wheel barrowat a skate while blindfolded, at Lombardville and had taken his turn in the sport. Soon after, while one of his neighbors was trying the game he was greatly diverted at the wide miss made laughed heartily over it. after straightening up he remarked that he believed he had hurt himself laughing , and immediately fell down and expired from, it is supposed , heart disease. He was carried was carried into the residence of Andrew Yerkes and thence taken home. Mr Irwin was 59 years of age , and was a man in robust health, the funeral will take place today wednesday. Burial at Rosebank cemetery.

pg 182

In Memoriam

The following is a tribute to the memory of Jane YOCUM, an approved minister of Plainfield Monthly meeting, Ohio. She was wife of Samuel Yocum, and daughter of Thomas and Jane DEWEES.

poem followed

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BEAR Mrs. Hannah R. Bear died in Columbia at the residence of her son in law Charles McCULLOUGH, at nine o clock of the evening of December 31, of Bright's disease. deceased was formerly of Lancaster and was twice married , her first husband being M.T. Garvin, of Cecil county Maryland, by whom she had one son, M.T. GARVIN,the dry goods merchant of Lancaster. Her second marriage was to the late William J. Baer, cabinet maker of Lancaster, by whom she had three daughters, Ella wife of Robert BEAZLEY, of Lancaster,Clara wife of Charles McCOLLOUGH, and Anna wife of Edward KEESEY, both of Columbia. She also leaves seven grandchildren. Deceased was a Quaker descent and was the daughter of Malchijah and Ellen REYNOLDS HANNUM and was born in Fulton township, Lancaster county in 1842 being one of eleven children of whom the following survive; John A. HANNUM, Elizabeth wife of Joseph KELLEY, both of Chester, and Mary Ellen wife of Edward GRIEST, of Chestnut Level, Lancaster county. Mrs. Bear went a few years from Lancaster to Columbia For a time she conducted a boarding house but has generally made her home with her daughter Mrs. McCollough The funeral held tuesday morning 4th from the residence of her son M.T. Garvin lancaster interment in Lancaster cemetery.

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Josiah REYNOLDS aged 69 years died at his home near Cecil paper mills las Sunday after about two days illness of pneumonia. his remains were interred at West Nottingham on Wednesday


One of the most highly respected citizens of Fulton township, was John Leander Patterson, who died on Friday evening December 31, 1897 in his 75th year He was of Scot Irish descent , the son of Thomas Patterson , who served as commissioner of Lancaster county, for a number of years, and a brother of T. Miller Patterson, ex prision Inspector of the same county. He was born in Aug 1823, when this country was in its infancy of prosperity. When 30 years of age he began the world for himself and in 1853 married Ann Eliza, daughter of James and Margaret BLACK. He was a model farmer and a natural mechanical genius to which his handiwork and beautiful surroundings attest. He had a number of township offices, such as supervisor and school director, and was much interested in the welfare of his community. His social qualities were notable and he was a regular worshiper in Little Britain Church until he was over taken by paralysis in Sept 1896 from which he never recovered. seven children were given him, the oldest Mrs Laura Bockius having passed to rest but two years before to await the coming of her father, who manifested a desire to meet her in the heavenly mansions


Hannah KIRK IRWIN was the second daughter of John and Deborah (BROWN ) KIRK of Penn Hill , Lancaster county, Pa. She married Ellis P. Irwin 12-8-1831. They resided for many years at White Rock, and in Sadsbury, Lancaster county, then moved to Philadelphia where her husband died 12-17-1874. She was a lady of more than ordinary ability and refinment and bore her suffering with great Christian fortitude, being an invalid for about fourteen years and a great sufferer at times for the last nine months She was called from works to reward on the morning of 12-27-1897 She was a consistent member of the Society of Friends and expressed a longing for "the open door" thru which her spirt might float to its eternal home. She was the last of her immediate family and reached the ripe age of 85 years Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband on 12-29-1897 in Laural Hill cemetery, Philadelphia

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The funeral of Levi K. BROWN took place on the 1st instant from his late home at Goshen , Lancaster county. The service was held in Penn Hill Friends Meeting House and the burial in the adjoining graveyard... The ballbears were Walter B. Cook, Charles Moore, Fred Brown, Slater F. Brown, and Levi B. Kirk There was a large attendance of relatives neighbors and friends brought together by a common impulse to pay last tribute of respect to one so long and favorably known. His sons from Philadelphia and Pittsburg were present

pg 184

This page either had no articles or they have since fallen off the page, it is interesting the book used to glue these articles in was an old ledger book and on this page we can read the following names

Ark Haven August 5, 1815

Amount brought forward

Zachariah Wilson

Alexander Hamilton

Robert McCollough

George Jones

Robert ?Aummons

Charles Harris

John Dixon

??James ??Nifrage

John McCollough

pg 185


Elisha GRIEST, a prominent figure in church life died at his home near Fremont, Chester county, Friday July 19, 1895 in the 76th year of his age He was converted about 22 years ago, at which time he joined Mt Zion M.E. Church, Fulton Circuit, from which place he removed his certificate to Union M.E. Church, Fremont about 16 years ago where he held his membership at the time of his demise.......

pg 190

Margaret WARNER died at the home of her son in lawDavid HARRY last Sunday at 1 p m after a few days illness , in the 82nd year of age

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March 2, 1886 in Coleraine, Lancaster county, Miss Mary HARRAR

Third month10th 1886 in Pocopson, Joseph P. DARLINGTON, in 80th year of age

March 5, 1886 at the residence of J. B. NIEWEG, Elkdale, Peter SCHURCH in his 84th year

March 15 1886 at Oswego Kansas, William WOOD in the 59th year of age Formerly of Lancaster county, Pa

March 15, 1886, near Mechanics Grove , Lancaster county, Ida R. daughter of Amos B. and Esther H. MILLER, aged 16 years 7months and four days

March 12, 1886 in West Grove, at the residence of her brother James A. WILSON, Miss Sallie E. Wilson, daughter of the late Chandler Wilson of New Garden township

WILSON - February 27, 1886, in Little Britain township, Lancaster county, Mrs. Charlotte Wilson, wife of Isaac Wilson , in her 79th year

Poem followed by Her daughters

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Sept 9, 1886, in Steeleville, Chester county, Mary R. JONES, wife of Emmor S. Jones, in her 50th year of age

Sept 3, 1886, at the residence of Mr. Pinkerton, in Baltimore county Maryland, Mrs. Sophia BROUGHTON relict of Dr Henry B . Broughton, late of Cecil county, in her 83rd year

HAND - Sept 7, 1886, in Little Britain township, Lancaster county,of congestion of the lungs Miss Mary Hand age 61 years

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BROWN - The funeral of Rebecca M. Brown will take place 6th day 1st month 27th at 11 am from the residence of Mary A. Brown , Lombard Maryland, burial at Friends burying ground , Brick Meeting house

SMEDLEY - First month 17th 1899, at the residence of her son in law Samuel P. PAXSON, near Wakefeild Lancaster county. Adeline B. Smedley , widow of the late James Smedley, in her 81st year. The burial was on the 20th at Penn Hill burial ground

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Sept 2, 1886, in Hopewell, of Clorera infantum , John M. TERRY , son of George T. and Sallie Terry aged eight months and two weeks

Sept 3, 1886 in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Naylor W. BROWN age 28 years

WITMAN - Sept 7, 1886 in Little Britain township, Lancaster county, Emma Edna, little daughter of William and Emma Witman, aged four years.

pg 196

Funeral of Deborah B. PASSMORE

The funeral of Deborah B. Passmore was held wednesday of last week, services were held at Friend meeting house at Calvert Md......The remains were laid beside those of her husband John W. Passmore Mrs Passmores death occured June 2, at the residence of her son John A. M. Passmore, Philadelphia

pg 197

SMEDLEY - JONES A very pretty wedding occurred last fourth day at the residence of Matthew and Jael JONES, Bart township, Lancaster county. Miss Jennie Jones was united in marriage with Mr. T. Jules SMEDLEY of Collins The marriage was performed according to Friends ceremony, was witnessed by 65 ot 70 Relatives and friends............

The bride and groom with their attendants Miss Alice Jones, sister of the bride,.....

The afternoon was spent in happy and social conversation and music The host exhibited an ancient document, it being the marriage certificate of Aaron and Eve TAYLOR, Lancaster county dated 1735

pg 199

Death of Elwood M. STUBBS

Elwood M. Stubbs' death occured at his residence in Fairfield , Lancaster county on the night of November 14. Death was caused by paralysis, the first stroke of which was experienced by Mr Stubbs as he was feeding the chickens the evening of November 4th. Deceased was a son of Daniel and Jane Stubbs formerly of Little Britain. He resided for several years on his farm in Fulton township, which he sold afterwards and bought the farm in Drumore township were he died. His first wife Esther F. KIRK a daughter of Timothy and Mary Kirk formerly of Oxford died August 15th 1858. The present wife who is living , was Philena CUTLER, a daughter of Jesse and Mary Cutler of Drumore. Mr Stubbs at the time of his death was post master at Furniss He was in his 75th year He was an intelligent and highly respected citizen, enjoying esteem and confidence of a wide circle of friends.

pg 200

Celebrated her 92nd Birthday

Mrs Elizabeth ZELL, of Little Britain celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday Mrs Zell was born in the Robert Fulton house at Fulton House, as were also her sisters, Mrs. Margaret EWING, Little Britain who attained her 91st birthday on Tuesday and Martha MORRISON, Heightstown NJ who entered upon her 95th year March 27th . Mrs Elizabeth Zell is the mother of nine sons and two daughters all living except one of the latter.

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Death of Rev. Albert HOOD

Rev. Albert Hood , who died in West Chester October 30 and was buried Nov 2 , was born near Fulton House , Lancaster county about 48 years ago. He entered Philadelphia M.E. from his native county, and proved a zealous worker in the gospel ministry..........A widow and three children survive

Funeral of Isaac BRADLEY

The funeral of Isaac Bradley took place last Sunday Morning , the attendance being large notwithstanding the inclement weather. The body was taken from the late home of the deceased near Wakefield, to Penn Hill Metting house , where the service was held...............

Isaac Bradley's death occured on the afternoo of November 6th in the 79th year of his age He had been unwell for several weeks, the cause of death being pnenmonia. Deceased was the second son of Jacob and Mary Bradley and was born near West Grove on Jan 4, 1817, about 1827 Mr Bradley's father moved into Lancaster county with his family....

Mr Bradley was unmarried and resided with his nephew Amos Bradley near Wakefeild........During the later years of his life he gave farms in Fulton township to a number of his nephews. His estate goes to his neices and nephews

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Mrs Margaret McLaughlin and her sister Mary E. Hambleton, moved Monday to their home at Greene, lately purchased from Samuel BOYD

Last Saturday Mr and Mrs George LAMBORN gave reception to their son C. Linneas and bride, who were married April 4th at the brides home in Wilmington........

Aaron M. COX of Liberty Square died April 9 of pneumonia, in his 82nd year The funeral took place Thursday morning , interment in Drumore Friends Burying ground He leaves a widow who is very low with the same disease . Their only child a daughter was buried about eleven months ago. Mr Cox came from Philadelphia to this neighborhood when a boy of 9 years to live with an uncle and aunt.Jesse and Letitia Cox LAMBORN He married Caroline daughter of Joseph and Hannah Bradley. He was the last of his family

Elizabeth TENNIS , widow of Isreal Tennis deid at her home , near Fairfield, April 14th, at the advanced age of 90 years 1 month and 27 days"Grandmother Tennis " as she was familiarly known was stricken with paralysis several years ago from which she was almost disabled , on April 1st she recieved a second stroke with the above results. She and her husband moved from Montgomery county, in 1830, to the farm were she spent 65 years of her life. She was a duaghter of Enos and Ann LUKENS, a widely known family name in that county. and the last of a large family. Deceased was the mother of 11 children, the following surviving her; Emeline wife of George smith, fernglen Sarah Ann widow of Howard SMITH, of Greene, Mary Jane widow of Edwin PLOYD, of Germantown Samuel who resides upon the home farm , Enos of Chanute, Kansas, Anna M. unmarried and who cared for her mother to the last, and Benjamin F. of Fernglen. Twenty one grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren are living . She was a life long member of the Society of Friends.......

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July 19, 1889, in Philadelphia Walter R. GARRETT, aged about 40years

July 16, 1889, near Jennersville , Sarah HUNT in her 92nd year of her age

July 14, 1889, at Mardon, near Wawa, Delaware county Dr Elwood WILSON age 67 years

pg 206 b

A Golden Wedding

On March 11 1891, the children grandchildren, relatives and friends to the number of one hundred and fifty five, from Lancaster, Chester and Harford counties and Philadelphia met at the residence of Mr and Mrs William H. CARTER, Oak Hill Lancaster county, to celebrate the fifieth anniversary of their wedding......... a letter was read from Levi K. Brown , regretting he could not be present on account of sickness. He was the magestrate who married them......The marriage of Mr Mrs Carter took place at Oxford, where L.K. Brown Esq, the now vernable magistrate then resided

pg 207 b

1831 Golden Wedding 1881

The fifieth anniversary of the marriage of Joseph and Mary HAMBLETON occured on the evening of the 17th................This aged couple married and started life in Chester county, Pa in 1831In 1839 with a very small capital the purchased and removed to the old Dr Beard property, now known as Colllege Green , in Cecil county Md.. their children five sons one daughter... although their combined age of 152 years Joseph 71 Mary 81.

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The Texas Hotel

Lyles April 26th Charles Girfin propitor of the hotel at this place , is making extensive improvements......Since Mr Girfin purchased this property from the heirs of John WASON, a few years ago he has has erected and rebuilt several buildings.

This is among the oldest Taverns in the lower end , and along in the sixties Texas was a well known and prominent place. The hotel is a large brick stucture built about 1836 by Ebenezer KILLOUGH, who was at that time a large land owner in this neighborhood. Old Reason ROSS sold cakes and home made beer here long before these buildings were erected, in a little old frame house, which was afterwards torn down to make way for the present building, The loer part was first built and and Roland PERRY was the man who gave it the name Texas, and the first man to start a licensed house in this place. Perry followed hotel keeping for many years. Local history says that his body lies buried between two large elm trees at McCall's Ferry

pg 208

Death of Jonathan PICKERING

JONATHAN PICKERING , A well known farmer and highly esteemed citizen of Cecil county, died at his home near Zion on Wednesday morning. He had been ailing for some time from gastric dyspepsia and had been confined to his house for the past five weeks. Mr Pickering was born in Little Britain township, Lancaster county in 1821 where he grew up and engaged in farming for many years. He removed to Cecil county ten years ago, purchasing the fine farm of Samuel Gifford.........His wife and daughter Mrs Abram MORRIS, of Lancaster county survive him. The burial will be at Eastland Friends next Saturday

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April 29, 1891 , at Tingley Iwoa, Mrs. Jane P. GIBSON widow of William Gibson, formerly of Chester county in the .. article cut off

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GROFF - Aug 1, 1882 in Fulton township, Lancaster county, of dipptheria Mary R. , daughter of John W. and S. Emma Groff age 4 years 8 months 9 days

CATO - At the residence of his brother Elisha Cato, East Nottingham township, eight month 9, 1882 after a lingering illness, Jhn Luden Cato, of Little Britain township, Lancaster county, aged about 77 years, interment at Eastland

pg 214 b

In Memoriam

At a meeting of the Oxford Medical Society Drs Stubbs, Clement, Rea, and Houston presented the following resolution commemoritive of the late Dr M. R. GRYDER ..........................

Dr. M. R. Gryder , the subject of the foregoing resolutions , was born in Fulton township,Lancaster county Pa. on the 21st day of December 1813 , and his death resulting from cerebral hemorrhage, occurred on the 12th day of February 1886 in the 73rd year His early life was spent on his fathers farm and attending neighboring schools.In 1883 (sic probably should be 1833??) under preceptorship of late Dr Edward Chandler of Oak Hill...........He began practice of his proffesion in Chestnut Level, when in 1841 he married Miss Anna M. KIRK. He remained for 15 years...........In 1865 he removed to Philadelphia thereby to enjoy better facilities for the education of his children...........In 1876 he removed to this place and retired from active life.

pg 218

Death of John W. Swift of Fulton House

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Death of an aged woman

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*Mary Hensel JACKSON

Mrs. Jackson Died at her home in Fairfield on Sunday morning July 6, 1902, after a lingering illness of Consumption. The funeral took place Wednesday at Zion M E Church at 2 pm The deaceased was in the 39th year of her age, besides her husband she is survived by three brother and one sister: Mrs. Samuel FAGEN, Fairfield; Howard HENSEL , Steelton; William Hensel, Wakefield, and John Hensel, Steeleton.

Lindley KING After a long ilness Lindley King died at his home in Fulton twonship, Lancaster County, on Tuesday evening , July 8, 1902. He was a son of Thomas and Rachel King and was born 68 years ago on the homestead farm where he died. , the last member of a l ge family. He was an intelligent farmer and a highly esteemed citizen, without a family as he never married , but leaves a wide circle of friends. The funeral will take place on Saturday at Penn Hill Meeting house , 11.30 o’clock.

FUNERAL OF MRS. ANDREW CHARLES From a press corespondent The funeral of Mrs. Andrew Charles, Jr was held from her late home at Penn Hill last Saturday at 12 o’clock and proceeded to Little Britain Church where services were conducted at 2 pm by her pastor , Rev. Thomas G. Koontz. The internment was made i the adjoining cemetery. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay their las tribute to the deacesed. She was only 35 years old, a daughter of the late Morris Jackson of Wrightsdale. While she had been in delicate health for a long time, see was able o oversee her household duties and assist in preforming them. She was only ill with grip on April 19, and died on the 23rd. Her death was a great blow to her family. During her conscious moments she spoke beautifully of her Christian experience and her ight hopes of the life beyond ; bade her.
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